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I’m an Expert

I know. It’s a ridonculous thing to call oneself. I do not wish to court the effects of hubris, so I state it tongue-in-cheek.

But I do have my first post up as a SheKnows Expert.

What’s the post about? Think back to what we were all buzzing about this time last week (hint: it wasn’t near as weighty as the issues of terrorist attacks or the rising refugee crisis).


red cup controversy
I’d be grateful if you click over to read and comment — and, if you’re so moved, to Share. (I’m told commenting is difficult there, so please feel free to tell me what your ideas are in the Comments section here.)


This post is part of #MicroblogMondays? Whazzat? A post that’s not too long. Head to Stirrup Queens to join the fun. (Yes, I know it’s Tuesday, but hey, circumstances.)

Yes, We DO Need Adoption-Competent Hospital Birthing Centers

Hospitals continually strive to improve so many aspects of patient care. What improvements are being made in the way we “do” adoption at the hospital?

Pioneered in Colorado at Parker Adventist Hospital, the Family to Family Support Network is going national in helping families create child-centered open adoptions from the very beginning, through adoption training in hospital labor and delivery wards.
is your hospital adoption competent?
Here is an interview with founder Rebecca Vahle on why she’s made it her mission* that more and more hospitals serve EVERYONE involved in a possible adoption situation more effectively.

Continue reading why this program is necessary for nurses, for adopting parents, for women and men in unplanned pregnancies, for babies, and for hospital administrators and stakeholders — and what you can do to bring it to your local hospital.

* I am so stoked about Family to Family’s mission that I have recently joined its board of directors.

baby born at adoption competent hospital