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Some won’t ever get it, they don’t want to…

By TAO

I’m sorry, this post has festered inside of me for a while – and I can’t believe it’s 2014, and still it is needed…so much for how different adoption is today than my day…this is a grumpy post and if you were looking for pleasantries, just skip right on by…

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Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Adoption

 

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Why do we wait?

By TAO

The thought that always strikes me when a friend, family member, famous person passes on, and people start remembering them fondly, recalling stories, is why do we wait until they are no longer present?  Why don’t we celebrate them when they are still on this earth to hear how they have touched the lives of so many, especially for those getting up in years?  That thought again crossed my mind last week when one of my all time favorite actors James Gardner passed away.

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Posted by on July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Another post of links…

By TAO

Round up of posts and articles that have caught my attention recently and gave me something to think about…

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Posted by on July 20, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Question I’ve been asked

By TAO

This post is going to focus on the opposite of what people have asked adoptees like myself, who are vocal, that really ignorant question that means; “what did your parents do wrong so we won’t make those same mistakes your parents did”.  How’s that for a slap in the face to your parents, and to you, all at the same time…

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Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Definition of openness is changing…

By TAO

Within the last six months, I have read several posts on the difference between open adoption, what defines openness, and what closed adoption means.  I’m seeing this explained on personal blogs, FB pages, and elsewhere.

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Posted by on July 13, 2014 in Adoption

 

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The problem with lists of “Famous People Who Were Adopted”…

By TAO

Because of my personality, quirks, whatever you want to call it, I like lists that are presented as factual, to actually be true.  Famous Adoptee lists generally aren’t.  I’m using this one because it’s handy (out of so many different posts with lists on this subject).  So here is my “list” of what the problem is when people use lists of Famous Adoptee Lists followed by fact checking of the list…

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Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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