The Winter/Spring issue of Pathway 2 Family is out. The magazine’s target market isn’t people considering traditional adoption, but those considering embryo adoption*. The issue contains an article I wrote about the consequences of openness in adoption. Here’s an excerpt and a link to the issue (read for free). Continue reading Consequences of Openness in Adoption
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).
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.)
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.
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.
Last week TaRhonda Thomas, a 9News reporter from Denver’s NBC affiliate station, along with cameraman Matt, interviewed me in my home. Apparently I did a terrible job hiding my love of purple.
So come on in to my living room (and Amber’s back porch).