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Cut the umbilical cord…

By TAO

Every adoption story whether it’s an adoption that goes through, or a contested adoption, seems to need to include details about who “cut the umbilical cord”.  Almost as if it grants automatic rights of some sort.  It has even worked its way into court cases, transcripts, and rulings for some reason I can’t fathom.  Something that seems to be held out as proof that the baby was meant to be theirs and the bond they have.

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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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Networking in adoption…

By TAO

I’m going to attempt this post to get people to dig deep and think seriously about this topic, and then consider speaking to your adoption service providers about it whether they are lawyers, agencies, facilitator, or whoever else I missed.  Gauge their reaction and ask yourself whether they are truly in it to help, or something else.

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Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child, Ethics

 

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Finding common ground, it is possible…

By TAO

Red Flower by TAO 2014A comment was left here yesterday, that I declined to approve.  On the scale of some comments I have seen, it wasn’t the worst by any means.  It was though, derogatory to an entire segment of people in adoption, no exceptions, painting all with the same brush.  There is nothing to be gained by such comments except a further widening of the chasm between groups.  We can choose to come together, and agree to disagree on some points, and then, focus on points we do agree with… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Adoption, Ethics

 

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If this is anything like reality…

By TAO

I’ve never seen the show “I’m Having Their Baby” and was looking for info about the comedy show “Mom” that apparently has an adoption theme…anyway, there was a clip from “I’m Having Their Baby” that intrigued me, so I went there…

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Posted by on April 4, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, Ethics

 

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Well-Adjusted…

By TAO

River by TAO - 2014While the idea of adoptees being studied has always bothered me, there was something else, I couldn’t name it, but it centered around the term well-adjusted, and how it was used by some within the adoption industry.  Then I saw this on twitter a while back, the NCFA Adoption Advocate publication #69 on Mental Health Professionals Education and Adoptees.  I’ve revised this post many times, and I leave it to you to decide if it makes sense, or not.

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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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Must read post…

By TAO

For all the Christians who should have acted better…especially those who say they are concerned for orphans and vulnerable children…

“A Response to World Vision Bullies” or “On the Backs of Children”

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Adoption, Ethics

 

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