“Normalizing” Adoption

Reunited Twin Sisters Grow Up Worlds Apart

October 19, 2014

“Even if I run and run I can’t stop thinking of her. My biggest wish is one day she’ll come here and see where I live. … I think about her every night because I miss her so much. I care about her a lot.” Alexandra, adopted daughter of Wenche and Sigmund Hauglum, Fresvik, Norway, […]

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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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Curiosity Does More Than “Kill the Cat”

April 23, 2012

I witness curiosity—the intense desire to know or learn—in varying degrees in my children. One of my kiddos pretty much takes life at “face-value,” accepting whatever comes his way, not questioning much. But another truly leaves “no stone unturned,” examining life and situations and probing deeper, often going into further study. When small my daughter […]

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Adoption and the Movies

March 2, 2012

Thinking about seeing a movie with your kids this weekend? I know; there isn’t much out at this time of the year, however you can pop and butter some corn, sit down together on your cozy couch, and catch the recent first-run you’ve wanted to see, or watch an old favorite or two. As wonderful […]

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National Adoption Awareness Month: “Build Capacity to Make Lasting Change”

November 10, 2011

The first major effort to promote adoption, by Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis in 1976, was for the purpose of educating people about the need for permanent families for children in the foster care system. The idea grew and spread throughout the nation. President Reagan created National Adoption Week through a presidential proclamation in 1984, and […]

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