“I Support Your Decision To Go”

Sometimes a gesture, no matter the magnitude, can make all the difference. Two weeks ago my mother and I exchanged two emails. My response to her email was the first time I felt able to articulate, unapologetically, the complexity of my emotions around searching and how to engage my mother in that process. It is … Continue reading “I Support Your Decision To Go”

“What White Parents Should Know About Adopting Black Children”

"There's no manual for raising children. Black children are no different, but black parents raising black children have been black children. White parents of black children have been white children. The disadvantage is nearly insurmountable. The victory is never flawless. And the preparation is never enough." - La Sha What White Parents Should Know About … Continue reading “What White Parents Should Know About Adopting Black Children”

Dear Mike Berry & The Good Men Project

This is not what I wanted my next post to be about but after reading the article I just read I can't not respond to it, although I know this response has been written thousands of times. Grrrr, so frustrating. Just a short hour ago I was reading an article I had seen come across … Continue reading Dear Mike Berry & The Good Men Project

Adoption Blogger Interview Project 2013

Friends, acquaintances, web surfers and lurkers welcome to the Adoption Blogger Interview Project 2013. I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Lisa Cook of Open to Life (and God's plan for it). We had a great time exchanging questions and responses over the past few weeks. Before we get started don't forget to check out all … Continue reading Adoption Blogger Interview Project 2013

Supreme Court Rules – Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl – Veronica

Last Tuesday, June 25th the Supreme Court ruled on what has become a controversial case involving a Cherokee baby girl, her adoptive parents, the Capobiancos and her biological father Dusten Brown. Marcia Zug covered the ruling as a follow-up to the piece she wrote pre-Supreme Court hearing. Since she knows the case much better than … Continue reading Supreme Court Rules – Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl – Veronica

Searching and Reunion: The First Step is Backwards

Nine years ago my sister and I fulfilled a wish of our late father. 13 years after being adopted and moving to southwest Ohio I would return to India with my older sister. It was my father's wish that I return to India while he was still alive. December 25th, 2004 we set out for India. … Continue reading Searching and Reunion: The First Step is Backwards

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl – Veronica

There are no typical adoptions. No normal circumstances in which they occur. They occur for millions of different reasons.  That being said it would seem with all the different stories floating around it would be hard to be surprised by some of them. I listen to Radiolab occasionally. Today while I was laying on the … Continue reading Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl – Veronica

10 Things Adoptees Want You to Know

This is a piece written by Lesli Johnson. It was published by the huffington post last week. She does a great job of writing about the adoption experience generally speaking, which is incredibly difficult to do without being offensive. Her article is by no means perfect but it is by far the best of its … Continue reading 10 Things Adoptees Want You to Know

Internalizations Gone Wild

I grew up assuming that I was adopted because my biological relatives could not take care of me. Implicit within that assumption was that they did not want to take care of me. I never found it to be very harsh. I just assumed that they were unable to care for me and so they … Continue reading Internalizations Gone Wild

Adoption Blogger Interview Project 2012: Robyn

Dear Blogosphere, Today, as a participant in the Adoption Blogger Interview Project 2012, I am submitting my interview with blogger and professional Robyn from AfrikAdvantage. Robyn and I met through this project  a few weeks ago and since then have exchanged many emails and have had a few lengthy phone conversations. Through our conversations and … Continue reading Adoption Blogger Interview Project 2012: Robyn