National Adoption Month

National Adoption Awareness Month: Editing and Balancing the Adoption Narrative

November 24, 2014

“Celebrating adoption may mean celebrating family separation, secrets, sealed birth records, lies.” ~ Jodi Haywood This month Laura Barcella bravely shares the difficult feelings she has experienced and continues to experience as an adopted person on the NY Times online blog, Motherlode. I encourage you to read Laura’s words and to read the linked articles […]

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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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National Adoption Awareness: My Events This Week

November 12, 2012

This Wednesday, November 14th, from 9:00-9:30 Central Time, I am looking forward to being Linda Ballesteros’ guest on Power Talk Radio. Of course, the topic will be adoption and What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween. Would love to have you participate with your questions: 347-989-1363 or listen to the show. (Update Note: You can […]

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Advocacy: Mentoring

November 23, 2010

I believe the message for this year’s National Adoption Month, “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent,” is spot-on. While the process to be approved to adopt a child is nothing short of intrusive it is necessary for the well-being and safety of the child. The purpose of the “vetting” process is […]

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National Adoption Month: A Time for Awareness

November 8, 2010

November used to be the break between a busy fall and even busier holiday season, the month when Mother Nature hadn’t made up her mind about what she had in store for the near future. Was she going to tease a little bit more out of summer or inflict winter early? November was about less daylight, […]

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