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Adoption Counts

Sandra Nardoni


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Mom to three kids, two of whom were adopted from foster care. Author of the book, "On Our Way to Normal" which is our adoption story and advice on how to have a successful interview, how to accept a placement that will be a good fit, and how to parent kids without punishment after they move in. Mentor to homeschooling families who have children with special emotional needs, learning issues or severe behaviors.

On-Demand Episodes

Children with emotional issues, including ADD, ODD, PTSD, autism and attachment issues often struggle during the holidays to stay balanced. The differences in routine both at school and at home, the extra activities, and seeing... more

My kids were on heavy medications like Respridal because of their emotional and behavioral problems, and though there are some children whose issues are severe enough for medications, I believe our nation's children are over... more

In honor of National Adoption Month we'll be discussing foster care adoption. Sandra, adoptive mother of three children, helps parents sort through what it means to foster to adopt, the different ways it can be accomplished, what... more

Parents of children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder are often faced with challenges they feel are too big to overcome. Children adopted from foster care, orphanages overseas, and even children adopted at birth... more

What does it look like to parent an attachment challenged child effectively? I will look at the nuts and bolts of parenting adopted kids and how parents can approach kids with compassion and without punishment while still setting... more