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Just a quick update to a post from last June…

This post: Father’s Day it has enough links to get you up to speed.

This is the update: Father Could Be Granted Parental Rights After 8 Years

Edited: Sorry, guys I posted the wrong link in the update – it’s now fixed, thanks CB.

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Adoption

 

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One More Time

By Shadow…

It has been a long time, since I last posted. It’s been a long time, since, I have opened up, to talk about adoption, at all. Today was a, typical, day, for me. I woke up, fixed my breakfast, and was sitting there, finishing my coffee, checking emails, etc., and listening to the news. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Please stop spreading misinformation on adoption history

I know I’ve talked about it before, but I continue to see both adoption agencies and adoptive parents speak on what adoption was like back in the 50’s and 60’s.  They blithely state misinformation, as if, it was fact. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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A story of grace and scars…

I grew up in a home that was calm, soothing, voices didn’t get raised.  The closest version to the ideal 1950’s family with 2.5 kids and a white picket fence you could imagine.  Along the way growing up in the ideal family home, something changed. Read the rest of this entry »

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

 

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How easy it is to not see something…

Lately, I’ve haven’t found anything related to adoption to talk about, which is interesting as I find the topic fascinating, the history, laws, stories of then and of now.  I also see adoption and the adoption community as a microcosm of the larger community.  In that context I do have something to talk about… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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How I learned about race and race relations…

Many know I’ve been steeped in my past lately since mom passed, this blog became my sanctuary, my outlet.  I thank everyone who hung in there, and also gave me grace.  Now that life is returning to normal, I find myself thinking of both the good and not so good memories.  Trying to decide if sharing the hard parts will help parents today dealing with their own hard parts of raising their adopted children who struggle mightily.  On one hand, I think it could, on the hand, it would require opening up about the bad, the ugly.  I’m leaning to sharing, but I’m not there yet.  Today, I am going to share how inadvertently mom and dad taught us about race, race relations, different cultural practices, which will also tell you how old I am… Read the rest of this entry »

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

 

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