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Does Truth and Adoption Ever Mix?

How about adoptive parents, specifically those who adopt via domestic infant adoption just say the quiet part out loud.

You adopted because you couldn’t have your own children.

And for those in the back frantically saying – how dare you? Or saying I always wanted to adopt; but leaving off the rest of the sentence ‘after I had my own first’. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Worried Ramblings

(Not an adoption post.)

Been wondering how everyone has been faring lately in a year filled with pain and suffering for so many both from the pandemic and racial injustices. I find myself asking if all the trauma, pain, losses endured this year by so many – will we have learned anything?

Will we treat each other better? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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Your input requested

What is your pet peeve on things said to you by an adoptive parent to either an adoptee or first parent,  other (or any combination).

Going to leave that vague as I have a baby cat trying to learn how to type. 🙂

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Hey Guys

Thanks to those requesting access – I know it was an abrupt move to go private – just sort of freaked out by that site that kept refollowing the blog. I’ll go back to public at some point, probably sooner rather than later.

Cheers to all of you.

Edit – hope you all are following Beth’s story in the comments – it will make your day, it’s told over many comments in this post – start at the bottom and work up.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Considering a move

What’s up with you?

Leave me a comment.

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

What adoption shouldn’t be.

Long-time adoption agencies and lawyers have been dealing with adoption for decades, nothing new there, except they now compete, co-exist with an ever expanding list of *new and improved* so-called adoption service providers who call themselves consultants, whose goal is to get you (a hopeful adoptive parent) a baby, and fast. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2020 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

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At the end of the day, it is what it is.

Longtime readers know I think the world of my folks. You also know I’ve alluded to challenges of an older sibling in different posts. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2020 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

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Listen

I’ve been struggling with everything that has been happening lately; so many emotions are coursing through me hearing so much palpable pain and anguish in each personal story being told.

This time is a long overdo moment in our collective history, and I hope the marches, the conversations happening right now bear everlasting fruit and lasting change. It has to.

My role is to listen. To listen to the stories being told right now, to believe them, that is what is important to me right now.

Do better, be better, it’s long past time for change.

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2020 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

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Open thread

Hey Friends,

Right now life can feel really heavy so be kind to yourself.

Remember to lift others up when possible and push back when someone is being ugly to another when you can.

I’ll leave you with an article about Alan Alda that suits the mood I’ve been in lately. Also, I’m sure I’ve watched every episode of MASH at least a half-dozen times over the years, right now it’s on every night on a channel we get so the article below was timely.

Alan Alda would like your attention

What are your favorite old shows you can watch again and again?

Stay safe, stay kind, feel free to chat with each other in the comment section, drop a link to a story you liked and think others will too.

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Knowledge we all deserve

Snippet from a post written back in 2014 Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2019 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

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Christmas open thread…

It’s just the two of us this Christmas and I’m thankful it’s just us. We value spending quiet time together, doing things together, perhaps we’ve just reached that point in our lives where being together is what matters the most. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2018 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

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What’s up with you?

I just left an adoption conversation where moving the goalposts was happening, and it would never become productive and only led to me being stressed.  So, I thought I’d start a new conversation over here I could be part of and check in on.  Are you up to it?

Feel free to talk about what you’re doing this summer, reading, cooking, your animal friends, hobbies, gardening, holidays, even adoption.  I’m interested in hearing what you have to say and/or are doing.  I’d also like suggestions on future topics of interest to discuss here.

Me, I’m doing laundry and dishes, it’s also rainy and blah out…

Come on, make me (and other readers) smile by just being you…what’s up?

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Uncategorized