This article is excerpted from the 2010 Digital Holiday Supplement from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. You can enjoy the full supplement by clicking here.


Debbie and Jerome Googeg have been married twenty-three years and live in New Knoxville, Ohio, with their six kids, an old dog, and occasionally a batch of chickens. They are quite a tribe, walking in faith and learning as they go. Debbie maintains a family blog at www.thegoogegs.blogspot.com.


[1] Keck, Gregory C., Regina M. Kupecky, Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow (Colorado Springs, Pinon Press, 2002), 15.

[2] Hopkins-Best, Mary, Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft (Indianapolis, Perspectives Press, 1997), 219.

[3] Keck, Gregory C., Regina M. Kupecky, Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow (Colorado Springs, Pinon Press, 2002), 15.