When it comes to difficult circumstances, I always try to focus on what is best for my children rather than my own feelings. A week ago I came to the understanding that I have been falling short without realizing it for nine years, now. I say "not realizing it," but maybe I just didn't want to know.
Burger King was the final straw that an adopted upstate New York woman needed to launch her own search for her birth parents.
I am not "for" international adoption. I am not against it. I am "for" children having loving parents and being in homes where they have a support network.
The libertarian in me is pleased that we have become more consistent in how we handle pot vs. alcohol and tobacco, but the mom in me has had to figure out a few things.
Hi y'all. It's been a while since I wrote for this blog. Meanwhile life has gone on and there's a whole new batch of kids in the foster care system ...
A beautiful story about the family who chooses us and the ones we choose, Fish Heads and Folktales is a novel that explores the life of Peter and his cross-cultural experience as a Korean-born baby adopted by an American family to live in the U.S.
There will always be enough homes for the healthy babies. It isn't okay for us to allow older children to waste away without their own forever families. We need to bring them into our homes as our own children.
Animal lovers have been saying it for years and years, "animals make me so happy." It turns out a new study by Dognition collected over the past few y...
There's plenty of reading out there regarding adoption, with common themes ranging from primal wounds to reunion stories to chirpy child-of-my-heart tales. What books get to the heart of this type of family, avoiding the easy agony-or-ecstasy tropes?
It's not too late. No baby doesn't mean no mommy. If I can't be a mother at my age, I can be mentor at any stage.
So much of who we are is made up of our experiences and the people we've known. But I can't help but think the picture would be more complete if I knew more about the events leading up to June 19, 1954.
For anyone who has been adopted, adopted or had friends and family who were adopted, this film is incredibly resonant.
Ethiopia is but one example of the many countries where the 'orphan crisis' plays out. There are, says the CHIFF website, 200,000,000 orphans. As in Ethiopia in all those other countries CHIFF will not make any difference in that crisis.
"There is one issue on which all Americans agree, every child needs a family." This is the slogan used by the supporters of the proposed legislation C...
What I immediately noticed in the reunification story of Jessica Long is that there were no hyphens. I watched her parents, here in the states, talk about her family in Russia. They didn't talk about her meeting her birth-mother. I never heard them say birth-father.
Adoption is not a normal way to build a family. It is a complicated way, which next to happiness for adoptive parents brings sorrow and sadness for all involved.