Adoption

How Not to Handle Your Own Ignorance On the Internet

February 6, 2014

Now I know how adoptee Laura Dennis felt when she was called adoption’s “house slave.” In an ironic turn of events — considering that Laura and I work together to promote adoption ethics and adoption awareness — yesterday I was called out as a leader of a “lynch mob.” My last post was picked up […]

Every Diss Begins with This Kay Commercial

February 3, 2014

While the ad below didn’t appear during the Superbowl and doesn’t have puppets or cute puppies in it, it merits diss-cussion — and is getting it from people in the adoption community. Epic fail for adoption-themed Kay Jewelers ad. How many adoption stereotypes ad myths, much general cluelessness can be crammed into one 30-second commercial? […]

Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age: Anthology and Giveaway

January 31, 2014

See that gap on your bookshelf, those empty kilobytes on your eReader? They are ready to be occupied by this new anthology of adoption reunion stories that just came out, edited by Laura Dennis (whom you’ve met on this blog before). Available now in eBook (less than $6) and paperback, Adoption Reunion in the Social […]

Dam. Open Adoption is Hard.

December 10, 2013

I’ve had difficulty writing weighty and/or witty posts on this blog for months now (you could arguably say longer — ha!). If has finally occurred to me there is a reason for the struggle: I’ve been actively not writing about something. It’s a big thing that feels, now that I realize it’s there, like a […]