Birth Parent Conversations

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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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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March 20, 2011

Do you appreciate one-liners? I certainly do.  I believe they are important. They can make us laugh (those endorphins are good for us), think and act. There are the comedic one-liners, jokes—the silly, the funny, the dirty, the stupid. They come out of nowhere, surprising you, making you chuckle, for example: “Do not argue with […]

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February 3, 2011

So… What is “REAL?” Merriam-Webster defines real as, “not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory; occurring or existing in actuality; of or relating to practical or everyday concerns or activities; existing as a physical entity and having properties that deviate from an ideal, law, or standard.” “On Real Parents,” a recent post on Grown in My Heart, […]

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How to Help Your Child Process the Past

October 21, 2010

Adoptive parents are very good about painting the rosy picture—how they came to be families, how they love their children. Parents do this to claim their children. The also do this because as an adoptive family they are in the position of having to validate their family to extended family, friends and strangers. But often, […]

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