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It was an interesting article to read! Having been adopted myself, it almost makes me wonder if my Halloween costume choices had a pattern :)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Nicky. I would be curious as to what you dressed up as for Halloween! All the best to you- Carrie
The thing is most kids in children's fiction don't have parents. Otherwise, what adventures would they have? So you child's choices of superman, etc. just may be coincidences based on what books she has read or what movies she's seen.
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Carrie Goldman is the author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear and she writes a parenting blog called Portrait of an Adoption.
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