Lovin’ Adoptin’ is written by Tracy Dee Whitt.
The purpose of this blog is to support adoptive and foster families, as well as those living with autism.
My focus on foster and adopted children is to help those who have experienced loss, neglect, abuse, and/or trauma by supporting and encouraging foster and adoptive parents. The struggles that many hurting children deal with weighs heavily on my heart. My goal it to assist in keeping children in families and helping them thrive. There are plenty of books, blogs, and articles that give advice to parents of biological or step children, but I found a void, and some corrupt counsel when I searched for help with my adopted children. I hope to give common sense approaches to support children who suffer from past trauma (even removal from a birth parent can cause trauma), neglect, or abuse.
*Although many posts refer to “adoption,” a majority of the advice and be applied to foster children also.
My focus on autism is to share what we’ve learned as we move forward on our journey. Our son, Jeremiah, was diagnosed at age three in 2012. I’ve been given wonderful opportunities to gain insight into this complex, but amazing world and want to share what I have with you. I also speak about autism at our local hospital, and many changes have been made because of the information I’ve shared with the staff.
My husband and I are a team, with God at the center, guiding us every step of the way. I would like to give all the credit of any helpful information in this blog to Him. He infuses us with wisdom and strength every day, and I could not travel this road without Him.
I’m in the process of writing a book to help and heal adopted children who have been abused and/or neglected. I will occasionally share excerpts from my work in progress.
*Please see My Writing page for a list of my published work and speaking engagements.