I’ve talked about dad often on the blog, and with today being Father’s Day, I tried to figure out what else I could say, that I haven’t already said. I mulled on this most of yesterday, had some thoughts, tossed them, mulled some more, and this morning I’m still not sure so here’s some of those thoughts from yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a father whose been fighting for 8 years to parent his daughter. He’s had to fight in both Utah and Colorado courts. Can you imagine the heartache? The devastation? All the time lost? Every first he will never witness? The memories they should have made together? The emotional toll? And he’s still fighting.
This is a Father… Read the rest of this entry »
You are not adopting an ‘orphan’…
It’s impossible to be an orphan before you are born…
It’s impossible to be an orphan when you are delivered by a living mother… Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been rainy and cold lately, and having nothing to do (or want to do), I’ve gone to The Adoption History Project website to read. Here are a few short articles I’ve read recently that you may find interesting. Read the rest of this entry »
The other day, a definition of who is a mother was stated. That definition strips a mother of that title and reduces her to only a genetic incubator if she didn’t raise the child.
It’s a slippery slope because that thoughtless definition would not only strip my mother of that title, it would also apply to me… Read the rest of this entry »
The feelings of loyalty that I feel (and expect others feel in varying degrees) can play a significant role in how we talk about our adoption experience, both to our parents throughout our lives, and as adults to others. I’ve wanted to talk on this subject for a while, but worried, I couldn’t tease out a cohesive post explaining why I think it happens. This is my attempt to explain many of the different factors playing into it that I see around me. Read the rest of this entry »