Ethics in adoption

Birth Mother Stories: A Longitudinal Walk Through the Decades

August 26, 2014

Previously, I introduced you to three women who had the experiences of placing a child for adoption in the 1960s, the 1980s, and the 2000s. They told us their adoption stories as birth mothers and shared their thoughts on what needed to change with the way adoptions were done. We continue the conversation here. Lee, […]

How Not to Handle Your Own Ignorance On the Internet

February 6, 2014

Now I know how adoptee Laura Dennis felt when she was called adoption’s “house slave.” In an ironic turn of events — considering that Laura and I work together to promote adoption ethics and adoption awareness — yesterday I was called out as a leader of a “lynch mob.” My last post was picked up […]

Every Diss Begins with This Kay Commercial

February 3, 2014

While the ad below didn’t appear during the Superbowl and doesn’t have puppets or cute puppies in it, it merits diss-cussion — and is getting it from people in the adoption community. Epic fail for adoption-themed Kay Jewelers ad. How many adoption stereotypes ad myths, much general cluelessness can be crammed into one 30-second commercial? […]

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 Those who today patrol outdated walls that oppress people would do well to follow Gorbachev’s lead.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 […]