Adoption

Openness in international adoptions: Part 3

July 20, 2013

What can be done to help internationally adopted kids? This is the question Laura Dennis posed to me recently. While I can talk all day long about theories of openness (and remember that openness doesn’t necessarily mean contact ), I brought in Judy Miller for wise counsel about the practicalities of applying those theories in […]

Advice

July 9, 2013

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. — Marcus Tullius Cicero I have been known to give advice. But having been raised by an advice-generous father (which ultimately […]

“Real” in Adoption and how it Splits our Babies

April 22, 2013

This post originally appeared on CreatingAFamily.org. Remember that Sesame Street segment, “One of these Things is Not Like the Other”? Can you pick which one of the four questions is out of place? And more importantly, why it is the misfit of the bunch? Which ice cream do you love most, Casey — strawberry or […]

Adding a dimension to the open adoption spectrum

January 12, 2013

My word for 2012 was write, and my word for 2013 is speak. I aim to talk with people about the benefits of openness in adoption (which is not necessarily the same as “open adoption,” as you’ll see below) to anyone involved in adoption who will listen. So imagine my delight when Erica of Parenthood […]

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