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Conversation in a grocery store parking lot…

From 2017 And while this post isn’t adoption related per se, looking back, stories matter to create connections that may not exist due to adoption, try it.

I just got home from my weekly grocery shop. When I left the grocery store I was a wee bit grumpy, the cashier wasn’t happy and ensured we all felt it. Grumpy is contagious, so I was in a mood putting my groceries into the car and then going to put the cart back.

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Posted by on April 26, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Dad

(from Father’s Day 2016)

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.

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Posted by on April 19, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Bad day yesterday.

Fair warning, a baby’s death is part of this post, and I’ve struggled whether this should be two posts, but decided because this is also my place to also work through my feelings, I’m doing just one post.

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Posted by on April 16, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Words and Adoption (2017)

Platitudes, knee-jerk reactions followed by gas-lighting were topics on my Twitter-feed this morning, the latter two were words from MerriamWebster (follow them, they’re great).  All three happen to be part of the landscape of adoption-land that each person faces happening to them at some point.

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Posted by on April 15, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents, Ethics

 

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Reunion story and more…

Stumbled on a newspaper reunion article from 2018. The Adoptee was a Cole Baby adoption.

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Posted by on April 13, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Which is it – a tale of two adoption videos

The first video is by a staff member of American Adoptions and she talks about how adoption has evolved and before 1980 adoptive parents didn’t tell their children they were adopted…

The second video is by the founder of American Adoptions which details his adoption story and how it was never a secret…

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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I’m tired, but I’ll keep trying…

Copied from this post in 2019

I’ve lost faith that most private adoption (DIA and DYI/DIA) will ever change to be child centered. Based on what I see, there seems to be little to no rigor in requiring people wanting to adopt be of a certain caliber, or have the ability to step outside of their wants, as long as they can tick specific boxes they get their homestudy approved, regardless if they are AP material or not. And when that happens only the industry wins, the child surely doesn’t.

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Posted by on April 9, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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Microaggressions in Adoption

Adoption Microaggressions Parents Need to Know About podcast on Creating A Family with guest Dr. Amanda Baden, interesting and worth your time, it ends talking about Chimanda Ngozi Adichie and The Danger of the Single Story (her Ted Talk on it is linked below).

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Posted by on April 2, 2022 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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