Laura Dennis: what adoption reunion can teach us about openness

December 5, 2012

One of the best things to come from the Adoption Blogger Interview Project is that each year I run across new-to-me bloggers who help me see adoption from a new perspective, who make me ponder yet another facet of it. I was happy, then, to “meet” Laura Dennis last month, despite the fact that she […]

Infertility and adoption on the Super Bitter Infertiles podcast

September 14, 2012

I got to be part of a podcast recently with the Super Bitter Infertiles. As part of her Faces of ALI series,  JJiraffe interviewed me, along with Mo and Cristy (Shelley was on vacation and I didn’t get to “meet” her). We laughed, we cried. It was better than Cats. The gals chat first about […]

Why I fight for adoptee rights

August 2, 2012

Did you know that there is one class of citizens that, by virtue of the circumstances of birth, do not have the same rights as others? And that over 90% of all American adoptees will face a life of discrimination unless current laws are changed? If you are (or hope to be) an adoptive parent […]

What causes adoption? And other issues that arise from The Daily Beast article

July 20, 2012

It’s been said that adoption is demand-led, that adopting parents create the pull for children. That without it we’d have dramatically fewer children separated from their biological parents. “Europe’s Growing Crisis of Abandoned Babies” from The Daily Beast looks at the other part of the equation — the supply or the push side of adoption. […]