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Lisa Qualls

Lisa Qualls and her husband, Russ, are the parents of 12 children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. She is the author of The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment and the cofounder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms.

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Losing A Child Led to the Hardest Year of Our Marriage

My husband, Russ, and I are the parents of 12 kids through birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. While having a big family brings lots of joy, it also means there is a lot of work just to keep everyone functioning. Some of our chi …