Open Adoption

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 […]

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 […]

Open adoption agreements: to codify or not to codify

April 13, 2012

Open adoption bloggers are meeting for the 36th time at the roundtable. This go-round we are discussing¬† open adoption agreements. Is there one in your open adoption? What effect does it have on your relationships? If you could go back in time, would you approach the agreement differently? No. N/A. No. Thank you very much, […]