Adoption

The Opening of Adoption: The Early Years

November 11, 2013

I was delighted that Peach brought this film to my attention: The Right to Know: America’s Adoption Crisis. It’s a documentary from 1990 by Michael Branton and Elizabeth Snider and narrated by Michael Reagan, son-via-adoption of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. I’m share below 12 highlights that impressed me (bolding is mine), and I urge […]

Meet me at the library

October 30, 2013

Calling all front-range adoptive families, birth families, adoption professionals, people considering adoption or donor gametes as a means of family-building, and people who have adopted internationally, through foster care and domestically. Join me in kicking off National Adoption Awareness month by coming to the Denver Public Library Schlessman Branch ( this Sunday, November 3, at […]

Does Open Adoption Get Easier?

October 9, 2013

Hey, I was there at the headwaters of this Open Adoption Roundtable topic! Last week I led workshops on openness in adoption in Seattle, Portland and Eugene (OR) for an agency whose values closely align with my own, Open Adoption & Family Services.* The staff members at all three offices were incredibly hospitious (to employ […]

Adoption Workshop in Denver

September 19, 2013

I’ve been invited by the Family-to-Family Adoption Support Program at Parker Adventist Hospital to lead a workshop on openness in adoption. It just occurred to me that I should mention that here. I’ve been so focused on putting together the session that I just remembered to give notice to Denver-area readers. The workshop is tomorrow […]

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