Adoptive parenting

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, […]

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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