Adoptive parenting

3 Buttons Your Child Will Push

July 31, 2014

For such small beings, children are incredibly adept at pushing their parents’ buttons.  Many of us come to adoptive parenting with extra buttons exposed, practically begging small and grimy fingers to give them a fresh press. Or two or three. Why do children push buttons? Because they feel powerless against giants. And when children can’t […]

How to Set Boundaries in Open Adoption

June 26, 2014

Want to know more about how to set healthy boundaries in an open adoption? Haven’t read my book yet but are curious about it? Check out this book excerpt in Carrie Goldman’s Portrait of an Adoption Column on Chicago Now. Here’s an excerpt of the excerpt Carrie is sharing on Portrait of an Adoption’s Facebook […]

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 […]