I have loved how Offbeat Families has covered and supported all kinds of families. My husband and I recently and totally unexpectedly became parents to a 17-year-old boy. I have been blown away by the depth of emotions I have felt after only knowing him for a short time.
I’ve been struggling a little with starting to feel like a mom, even though I’m not his mom (he has a strong relationship with his mother).
I haven’t been able to find any resources on the internet or elsewhere about developing some kind of identity as a mother when adopting (officially or unofficially) a teenager. Help! — Babris