Who is Anti-Adoption and What Can We Learn from Them?
If you’ve ever been in a cross-triad adoption group, you’ve probably encountered someone who seems vehemently, angrily, staunchly anti-adoption. Some say there is NO circumstance in which adoption is called for. It’s just that devastating, that inhumane, that unnecessary.
When coming across such a tirade, you probably think that the rational choices would be to 1) engage to tell that wackadoo all the reasons she’s wrong, or 2) click the red X on the window before any of the venom burns your eyes, your heart.
Surely there is no value at all in reading such vitriol.
Is there? ==> Continue reading at the source ==>
I wrote a post for Adoptimist recently that I think is important, so if you haven’t already seen it, please click over. I invite you to come back here and respectfully tell me your thoughts ( no comments section there).
Helping Your Teen Develop Their Identity
This Thursday I’m presenting a webinar for the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center on how to have the hard talks about adoption — traditional, embryo, or even donor egg or donor sperm. The webinar is free and will be archived and available sometime after the live event.
Don’t let the title deter you. Even if you’re not yet thinking about parenting teens, we’ll cover information you might want to start thinking about.
8 Concepts; 2 Dreaded Questions
From the webinar host’s website:
It is a vital part of an adopted child’s identity to be told how they came to your family. Most parents with embryo adopted children agree that the real conversations about how they came to you happen in pieces, small moments, and spontaneous questions. Children will learn their story and gain a better understanding about their origins over years, as they put their puzzle pieces together.
Join us as Lori Holden, reviews 8 concepts to consider as you prepare to parent an adopted teen (even if you don’t have one yet). Gain insight from the experiences of multiple families that adopted embryos years ago and now have teenagers themselves.
Especially if you’re interested in parenting by adoption or third-party reproduction, I hope you’ll tune in. Even if you’re not yet ready to raise teenagers (who is? ever??)