Some Thoughts About National Adoption Awareness Month

November 8, 2013

This year’s National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM) focuses on “Partnering for Permanency,” emphasizing “the partnerships necessary to create permanent connections for the 100,000 children and youth in foster care waiting for adoptive families.” While this is well and good, and appears to be child-focused for domestic adoption I’d like to see a far broader and […]

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Can Open Adoption Ideas Apply to International Adoption Situations? Part 2

July 19, 2013

Today I’m hosting the second day of three-part series examining how we can apply the concepts of openness to international adoption. Parenting the adopted child is where I focus so when I was asked to team up with Laura Dennis, author of Adopted Reality, A Memoir and Lori Holden, author (with Chrystal Hass) of The […]

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April 10, 2013

I am, with my friend and colleague Michelle, producing and directing Listen to Your Mother in Indianapolis. Recently, during our first rehearsal, I was struck over and over again by how the common threads of humanity—joy, surprise, feelings of being overwhelmed, gratitude, fear, longing, loss, and love—intertwined in a room that was, at first, mostly strangers. Connection […]

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The Sound of Hope

April 2, 2013

This is the second year I’ve participated in an adoption memoir blog tour, orchestrated by my friend and colleague Lori Holden. As part of the tour participants have been asked to reflect on different questions pertaining to Anne Bauer’s The Sound of Hope:A True Story of an Adoptee’s Quest for Her Origins. When reading The […]

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And the Winner of One Copy of What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween is….

February 18, 2013

Congratulations, Kim! You were selected at random and won the copy of What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween. Check your inbox. I work with clients all over the  world—providing education for and support to them as they create or grow their  families through adoption. In addition to being an internationally published adoption and parenting expert, […]

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July Happenings: I Invite You to Join Me

July 5, 2012

Yes, it is almost mid-summer for us, as far as the school calendar goes. And, after a respite of much appreciated family time, I’ll be back at work. There are two events I want to bring to your attention, and I hope you can join me. July 11th, 12-1PM Eastern Time: I kick in with […]

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