Adoptive parenting

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 […]

7 points about the birth mom conversations

October 26, 2011

Recently my son opened up to me asking questions about his birth mom and I responded as best I could. The first two posts in this series simply recounted the conversations. In this third and last post, I offer commentary about the dialog between my son and me and about the comments the posts generated. […]

Processing adoption: Conversation with my son, part 2

October 17, 2011

In part one, I told how my still-and-deep-water son was churning some adoption stuff, and how he trusted me to do it with him. I am honored. ~~~~~ Reed and I were running errands the next day. Tessa stayed home with Daddy to build the first fire of the season. Brrrr….it had gotten chilly! Bedtime […]

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