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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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Two-way flow…

By TAO

I’ve known for years that the US is both a sending and receiving country in Inter-county Adoption.  That Canadians adopted infants through domestic adoption and from foster care.  I also knew that Ireland adopted from the US as well off and on over the years.  It bothered me, but the numbers were miniscule, and Canadian and Irish babies had previously been adopted into the US in great numbers and with other things happening in adoption, I put it off to the side.

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Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Adoption

 

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No, adoptees have not been the reason why…

By TAO

Awhile back, an adult adoptee who writes posts for Adoption Net, wrote a post about how she believes some adoptees is why the public doesn’t have a positive view of adoption…

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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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