“Gotcha Day”

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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Gotcha Day

April 12, 2010

Family Day, Forever Family Day, Adoption Day.  There are probably other names for the day that commemorates the day your child joined your family. You may or may not celebrate such a day. And if you do, what does this day mean to your child? Does it mark the day they became separated from their biological identity?  I […]

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