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Life and challenges…

Things in my life are still overwhelming and I’m having a hard time getting things done while not over-doing it physically.  I know that exhaustion makes it hard for me to put words together, but I’ve been very careful trying to not over-extend myself.  I’m still having trouble talking despite doing my best not to get over-tired, and I think it is not practicing talking (writing) posts regularly, using my brain to form a post that makes sense, and I never want to lose my voice again.  So, I thought I talk about what’s happening in my personal life a bit deeper than my normal.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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What happens now?

This year is taking a toll on my carefully controlled emotions.  I’ve never been one that shared with family more than surface level emotions about anything that’s taken place in my life, if I even shared that something happened. Up to now, showing the depth of my feelings would have been risky, made me vulnerable, and when I feel vulnerable, I leave, first.  It’s always been safer not to share, and just be the one who makes sure everyone else is comfortable and happy. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Talk about the forever child…

Upfront, I know next to nothing about Nebraska’s adoption laws so feel free to correct my interpretation of how it plays out for an adoptee seeking info.  I’d be happy to be wrong…please read Shea’s comment that explains the different dates that apply, what changed – Thank you Shea… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Neutral event

Last post linked to Lori’s post where I asked a question and she answered.  Part of what I said is: “The adoptee’s needs cannot be met when adoption is hyped as solely a positive event. Until parents treat it as a neutral fact of how they *build their family…”.  That thought has popped up several times since then, and each time it took me to reflecting on how adoption was handled in my home.  I’ve decided that neutral is my preference. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Lori and I chat from time to time…

One day I asked her a question…

Is Adoption Today Really Better than Before?

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2016 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

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Dealing with the loss of your parents…

This is to all parents, but especially to adoptive parents due to the fact that some (perhaps many) start parenting later in life. My hope is that you will consider ensuring that you make the time after you pass for your children as easy as mom and dad have made mine as the one to make sure their collective last wishes are met. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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