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Openness in international adoptions: Part 3

July 20, 2013

What can be done to help internationally adopted kids? This is the question Laura Dennis posed to me recently. While I can talk all day long about theories of openness (and remember that openness doesn’t necessarily mean contact ), I brought in Judy Miller for wise counsel about the practicalities of applying those theories in […]

Book giveaway and other stuff

June 15, 2013

Have you been wanting to read The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption but can’t cough up $85 for it (what the…!?)? I don’t know why someone would charge that when Amazon is selling the hardback for just over $26 and the Kindle edition for just over $16. But this is even better. The winner of […]

Conflict online | When to talk and when to walk

May 30, 2013
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Liz at PoemFish asks, “Does it do any good to fight? Does HOW we fight matter? I’m wondering this because two items online this morning have me pulling on my boxing gloves.” ~~~~~ I was involved in one of those online kerfuffles. I am host of a Google Plus group called Open Adoption Advocates.  Our […]

Laura Dennis: what adoption reunion can teach us about openness

December 5, 2012

One of the best things to come from the Adoption Blogger Interview Project is that each year I run across new-to-me bloggers who help me see adoption from a new perspective, who make me ponder yet another facet of it. I was happy, then, to “meet” Laura Dennis last month, despite the fact that she […]

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