Open Adoption

3 thoughts on the New York Times article on adoption and magical thinking

August 17, 2012

While researching his book on magical thinking, Matthew Hutson interviewed a psychologist and one of his collaborators who had, in turn, interviewed 38 adoptive parents. “It turns out that most of the parents had told her that their children had been brought to them by destiny.” Granted, 38 is not a very big sample. But […]

Lisa Ling tackles the topic of open adoption

July 11, 2012

We were aghast, those of us living in (or hoping to live in) open adoptions, at what The Today Show experts said about open adoption last month. Lisa Ling, a journalist I have long respected, will soon tackle the same topic on the Oprah Winfrey Network in her series, Our America with Lisa Ling. Or […]

Out of the mouths of experts, out of the mouths of babes

June 9, 2012

We often have The Today Show on in the morning as my children and I get ready for our day. During the school year we get news stories during the 7 am hour, and during the summer we get features during the 8 or 9 am hours. Often, we are simply served interesting things to […]


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 […]