Adoptive parenting

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 […]

“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 […]

Advice for new adopting parents

February 19, 2013

BlogHer approached me about contributing to its Absolute Beginner series, and I gave my best advice to these common issues people early on the path of adoption: How to get through various stages of “The Wait.” How to get ready for your new child. When to tell people. What you need to know about PADS, […]