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Hi!  I’m Dawn Baggett.

Before I go over obligatory Terms and Conditions (the legal stuff below), I first want to let you all know a bit about what the vision is for Yesterday’s Orphan.

This blog is a part of a growing package of content I hope will assist you who are parenting children who have once been orphans.  An adoptive parent myself, I will primarily be speaking to adoptive parents.  But foster parents, step-parents, grandparents who are primary caretakers and others may also find that the content of Yesterday’s Orphan is relevant and helpful for their own situations with benefits for themselves and the children in their lives.

Being an orphan comes with issues of trauma to some degree and adoption or foster placement requires yet another transition (and degree of trauma or at least stress) for the child which is also felt by the parent/caregiver and the whole family albeit not in the exact same ways.

Learning and sharing as I go and inviting others to do the same, I hope to facilitate a community to collaborate and encourage, share and care, so children, parents, families can overcome.  As a Christian, I believe that the difficulties can only really be overcome as we lean on God and submit to him and his instructions to us, teaching our children to do the same.

Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for (or not) – – -drumroll – – –

Terms & Conditions | Disclaimer & Notice

Nothing herein is presented as medical advice, either to diagnose or treat or prescribe for any medical condition.  Nothing herein is presented as legal advice.  The information presented herein is provided as educational, entertainment and/or encouragement.

Please note that Dawn Baggett and Yesterday’s Orphan has financial relationships with Oils for Orphans and may have financial relationships with other entities mentioned on this page or blog or in links.  Dawn Baggett and Yesterday’s Orphan may receive compensation through purchases made through links to these entities.  Any purchases made thereby are strictly optional and at the discretion of the consumer.

Any references to third party products, rates, or websites are subject to change without notice. Please do the appropriate research before participating in any third party offers.

Information presented on Yesterday’s Orphan is intended for informational purpose only and is not meant to be taken as professional advice.

The views expressed on this website are personal opinions only and should not be construed as expert advice for your specific situation. While all attempts are made to present accurate information, it may not be appropriate for your specific circumstances and information may become outdated over time. I am not an expert in any of the categories I write; I share what has worked for myself and our family.  

Please make sure to do your own due diligence and seek a trusted professional before making any final decisions of your own.

Neither Dawn Baggett or Yesterday’s Orphan make any representations as to the validity, accuracy, completeness, or suitability of any claims made here. Dawn Baggett and Yesterday’s Orphan do not assume any liability for any results of techniques or products used based on the use of the information provided here. Furthermore, advertisers, commenters, and linked sites are solely responsible for their views and content – which do not necessarily represent the views of Dawn Baggett or Yesterday’s Orphan but are shared for informational purposes.

Privacy Policy

Yesterday’s Orphan takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it.

Routine Information Collection

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Cookies and Web Beacons

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Controlling Your Privacy

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Links to Other Web Sites

Our website may contain links to affiliate and other websites. Yesterday’s Orphan and Dawn Baggett do not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. The aforementioned Privacy Policy agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.  


Yesterday’s Orphan and Dawn Baggett endeavor to take every necessary precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to its offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.

Acceptance of Terms

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the aforementioned Privacy Policy agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at the following email address.