Adoptive parenting

“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, […]

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 […]

Half-breed

May 21, 2012

What do Cher, President Obama and adoptees have in common? This earworm was on the radio the other day and made me think of all three. Half breed. That’s all I ever heard. Half breed. How I learned to hate the word. Half breed. She’s no good, they warned. Both sides were against me since […]

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