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How to Survive Mother’s Day if You’ve Experienced Adoption or Infertility

April 29, 2014

Not everyone gets warm Hallmarky feelings about Mother’s Day. While the maternally privileged (like me, currently both having a mom and being a mom) buy cards and flowers and/or receive cards and flowers, others dread this time of year. Many of these Mother’s Day dreaders are connected through the experience of adoption, some also through […]

Ready or Not, Glasnost is Coming to Adoption

November 21, 2013

Glasnost means openness. Mikhail Gorbachev saw its inevitability and decided to get in front of the parade. Those who today patrol outdated walls that oppress people would do well to follow Gorbachev’s lead. People like NJ Governor Chris Christie, NY Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein and others who have dedicated themselves to preserving walls built on a […]

The Opening of Adoption: The Early Years

November 11, 2013

I was delighted that Peach brought this film to my attention: The Right to Know: America’s Adoption Crisis. It’s a documentary from 1990 by Michael Branton and Elizabeth Snider and narrated by Michael Reagan, son-via-adoption of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. I’m share below 12 highlights that impressed me (bolding is mine), and I urge […]

Out of proportion sad

October 30, 2011

A girl from my high school class died the other day. I am so sad. Out of proportion sad. I would call “Linda” more of an acquaintance than a friend. We went to different middle schools so we didn’t come into each others’ orbits until high school. Still, we had mutual friends and we were […]

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