Open Adoption

What I Learned About Openness in Adoption By Writing a Book on Open Adoption

May 11, 2013

Happy blogoversary to me! Six years ago today I popped my blogging cherry with a short post about my intent to join the Barren Bi+ches Book Brigade. We were soon to discuss Peggy Orenstein’s fabulous Waiting for Daisy, and that book tour turned out to be my entrĂ©e into the ALI (Adoption/natal Loss/Infertility) community. I’ve […]

“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 […]

Post #900

April 3, 2013

Remember this 16 months ago?   Today? This. If you haven’t already ordered your copy, go ahead now. Who will be the first to leave an Amazon review? Many thanks to all of you who are sharing pix of your own copy via Facebook and Twitter — it’s such a thrill for me!

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 […]