November: You Know What That Means…

November 1, 2012

National Adoption Month. Do we celebrate? No. I’m not big on sugarcoating. It does no one any good, especially the child. Parenting is the biggest, most callenging “job” a person will ever have. Parenting adopted children can be even more challenging due to the complexities in adoption. It should come as no surprise that I’ve […]

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Non-Adoptee Privilege

October 8, 2012

For those of you who are not adoptees, have you deliberated on what it is like to not have been adopted? Have you considered the benefits that you derive from your non-adoptee status? I am a non-adopted person. In reflecting on this typically “invisible” privilege, I realize that I take much for granted. Think about […]

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Listen To Me…

April 30, 2012

Occasionally I do other activities besides mommying, writing and teaching. Sometimes I write and micro-publish an internationally selling book. Sometimes I get to speak and conduct workshops—about parenting, adoption and writing. Sometimes I’m invited to do radio or live streaming shows—about parenting or adoption. Sometimes my expertise is requested for national parenting publications or well-respected newspapers. […]

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Symposium 2011 Opening Adoption

August 29, 2011

I’m presenting with my friend and colleague Lori Holden of WriteMindOpenHeart and the Open Adoption Examiner on “Tips from the Trenches: Finding Middle Ground in Open Adoptive Parenting” at the Open Adoption Symposium: Realities, Possibilities and Challenges in Richmond VA, September 23-24, 2011.   Registration is $85 for the two-day symposium and includes lunches. Registration is open […]

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Narratives By Adults Who Have Been Adopted

March 25, 2011

I subscribe to them via my blog reader and, quite frankly, they aren’t always the “feel good” kind of reading. But I believe they are necessary and relevant. I’m speaking of blogs and blog posts written by adults who have been adopted. Here are a few that I read:  The Declassified Adoptee Yoon’s Blur Once […]

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