Sense of Belonging

Part Two of The Adoption Bloggers Interview Project

November 15, 2012

“If a mother and father can love more than one child, then why is it so hard to understand that a child can love more than one mother and father?”  ~ Unknown Here is the rest of Kierstin’s interview (here is part one). Don’t forget to check out mine, and to read the many, many others […]

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The Adoption Bloggers Interview Project: Part One

November 14, 2012

We all have a different lens through which we view adoption. Whether in agreement or not I feel it benefits us to listen to one another, consider each other’s journeys and viewpoints. By doing so we gain understanding, grow empathy and compassion. The Adoption Bloggers Interview Project is one such great vehicle for providing this opportunity. […]

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Important Reasons to Celebrate Your Child’s Culture of Origin

September 27, 2012

Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I’ll remember. But involve me, and I’ll understand. (Chinese Proverb) With Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) preparations in the works for next month, and the Autumn Moon Festival (also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu Jie (中秋节), or Moon Cake Festival) just around the corner, we’re […]

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Tools: Narratives

September 13, 2012

As we are fully aware of, knowing where we come from influences the lens of how we view our futures and ourselves. So important, and yet many children who have been adopted don’t know or have access to their full story—that which preceded their adoption into their families. Many children who have been adopted arrive […]

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The Gulf In Between

March 19, 2012

The complexity of transracial adoption can be enormous, especially when you consider ethnic and cultural ramifications for your child. What I mean is that no matter how committed you are (and studies prove how committed adoptive parents are), no matter how hard you try, —exposure to role models, food, music, art, language, festivals, traditions—you will […]

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Lost and Found: The Adoptee’s Voice

January 13, 2012

To be found implies you have been lost. Many adoptees express that they feel or have felt lost, due to loss. Adult adoptees’ insights and experiences should not be ignored or disregarded; however they often are. Adult adoptees’ stories, sometimes painful or joyful or mixed, are valid. They should be invited to the “table” and […]

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