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Dear Adoption Professionals…

I know how conscientious you are about promoting Positive Adoption Language, or PAL.  You speak in different venues about the need to use the correct language, so others will too.  The need to educate others about it.  It appears to be working because both prospective and adoptive parents write posts about PAL, correct others by replying to them using the correct terms you provided to them. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2016 in Adoption

 

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The E word

It seems bringing up the E word in adoption is wrong, silencing, makes some want to runaway as fast as possible.  I’d even say it’s close to a swear word to some in adoption.  Read the rest of this entry »

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

 

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OT: Opposite outcomes…

Two things happened yesterday.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2016 in Adoption

 

What should I do?

Asking for some outsider common sense advice to a conundrum I’m too close to.  I can’t say I’ll take it, but it will give me food for thought that might help. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Adoption

 

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Wanting your input on adoption and ethics…

Good morning, today, I’m asking you for your help.  For you to share the wisdom you’ve learned being in adoption.  Things you’d wished you’d known going in – that you only learned after.  For you to use your words in ways that are constructive, productive, definitive, and most importantly of all – can be heard by those new to adoption.  Without all four components present in your words, they can’t benefit anyone in the future, that much I know. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Keeping the truth from your children…

Recently, I became interested to know why people who use donor eggs or sperm don’t want their children to ever know, so I started searching for the reasons, and started listening to the why’s, the fears, the antics used to make sure their child will never know.  I must confess not one excuse/reason was valid to me.  The lengths they go to cover it up shocks me more.  And it seems to boil down to fear they won’t be seen as real more than any other reason. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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