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The Faces of Missouri Adoptee Rights…

Please watch at least the first video clip from the news, these are the faces of the adoptee rights movement in Missouri.  There is a clean bill working its way through the legislature.  The sponsor/author is also an adoptee. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Just wow…

7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Adopting

“6. The lack of medical information and social history is awkward, embarrassing, and frustrating.”

“Right now, forms are an annoyance. The amount of blanks I have to leave is frustrating. At some point, the gaps between what we know and what we don’t might be a source of embarrassment for my kids. I can say we have to accept unknowns (because we do), but it’s hard.”

Do you have any idea the number of adoptees out there who can only wish that the lack of FHH was just awkward, embarrassing, and frustrating…

…might be a source of embarrassment for your kids.  Embarrassment?  Try life-altering, life-threatening…

I’m going to stop here before I get really upset at the glibness displayed…

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Adoption

 

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Adoption wish for 2016

My wish for 2016 is that this would be the year adoption sayings that are created to be shared, simply disappear.  You can’t go anywhere online and not see some foolish one-sided simplistic sentiment highlighted on a colored background, or even just stated as a fact that everyone must agree with.  It’s time for adoption service providers (and others) to stop creating and promoting these sayings.    Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2016 in Adoption

 

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Talking about adoptees…

Recently, an adoptive parent was incredibly rude and dismissive about adoptees online, repeating the old trope that happy adoptees were too busy living their lives to be online in adoption groups, and the adoptees online had an agenda.  I took the exception to what she was saying about adoptees, but then had to remove myself because it stressed me out too much.  I don’t do stress.

But she is right.  I did come online because I had an agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Adoption

 

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Triggers…

I love genealogy.  Most know, I spend as much time as I’m able to, working on any one of my four family trees.  I’m also the keeper of family papers and letters.  Today, I want to talk about a sentence in one of those family letters.  Looking back, I’ve had that letter for about a decade, I probably read that particular letter a year or so later, since then, I’ve let it sit for a while inside of me… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2016 in Adoption

 

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Thoughts…

Why can’t an adoptee just be…

Why must they either love or hate being adopted…

Why must there always be that question…waiting to be asked…

Do non-adopted get asked inane questions like that…

Questions that are unanswerable when you stop and think about what you are asking…

So, why can’t an adoptee just be…

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Adoption

 

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