Adoptive parenting

CLOSURE Film: Review & Special Denver Screening Information

April 14, 2014

Angela Tucker is a transracial adoptee who joined a family in the Pacific Northwest after being born in the South and placed into the foster care system. Closure is a film that documents Angela’s two-year search for her birth family and its efect on her, her adoptive family, her husband, and, of course, members of […]

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 […]

Have you heard about re-homing adopted children?

September 12, 2013

Did you know that you can give your child to a stranger without alerting anyone but a notary public? Did you know that people actually do give away children without notifying anyone but a notary public? Megan Twohey of Reuters investigated under-the-radar child trafficking (which is technically not trafficking because no money changes hands) and […]

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 […]

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