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When a child comes into a home through adoption, there are unique joys and challenges. You are probably familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman’s five love languages. Do any adjustments need to be made to speak these love languages to adopted kids? Dr. Laurel Shaler has teamed up with Dr. Gary Chapman to write a new book Loving Adopted Children Well: A 5 Love Languages Approach. Today we’re talking with Dr. Laurel Shaler about: 

2:24 How to love adopted and biological children – is there a difference? 

8:40 Laurel’s journey of adoption 

12:42 How adoption takes a step of faith 

15:50 The unique challenges and joys of adoption 

20:35 How to apply the 5 love languages to adopted children 

25:21 We can see adoption in the Bible…

Dr. Laurel Shaler is a nationally certified counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is a professor at Liberty University and she’s teamed up with Dr. Gary Chapman to write the book, Loving Adopted Children Well: A 5 Love Languages Approach. You can learn more about the book and Dr. Laurel Shaler on her website. 

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