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What has your summer been like?

It’s been a weird summer here on the West Coast after a very wet and chilly spring, summer started out just okay, and now, with a blink of the eye, it’s almost fall and we are finally getting hot weather.

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Posted by on August 27, 2022 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

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Adoption is Complicated

Today on the FB posting of the Washington Post – Dear Carolyn.

“Dear Carolyn: Hi Carolyn, I am 45 and recently found the daughter whom I gave up for adoption when I was 16. My childhood was very traumatic and dysfunctional, therefore I knew that I couldn’t raise her properly or provide the best for her.

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Posted by on July 7, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

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Sorry for the silence…

It’s been awhile since I had time to sit down and try to create a cohesive post, one day soon I will, I promise. This post is not it, just thoughts flitting through my mind interrupting some heavier non-personal thoughts right now, I’m fine incase I haven’t made sense.

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Posted by on February 21, 2022 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

Deep thoughts this morning

We are up every day long before dawn even thinks of showing up. This morning, after I made a cup of coffee, I stood at the kitchen sink drinking my coffee and looked out the window mesmerized by the dense fog that had rolled in, the beauty it offers in the dark, the way it obscures and also softens reality, yet doesn’t fully obscure the physical shapes present, nor cover the eerie golden glow from the street lights, or the shadows of the trees.

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Posted by on January 23, 2022 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

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Comments from Adoption and breastfeeding – touchy subject post. Part 1.

It’s taken me a while to respond to two comments left by different upset readers on the Breastfeeding post. I was going to just ignore them, but this post keeps getting wide circulation on FB, so maybe it’s time to respond.

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Posted by on January 11, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

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New Year’s Day 2022

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda

We’d all be better if we took the advice above, myself included.

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Posted by on January 1, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

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Dear Adoption.com Columnist

From 2017

I read your article posted a few days ago: 3 Reasons To NOT Find Your Birth Parents with the tag line “It’s your life; it’s your choice.” and just wanted to lay out some statements of facts before getting into a nuanced rebuttal.

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Posted by on December 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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Christmas Holiday Time 2021

I was looking back at the different Holiday posts over the years and reading the comments from all my friends here on the blog. I want to thank everyone who stops by for a spell, you’ve made my life so much better than you will ever know, and I’m thankful for those folks who have recently stopped by as well that I’m just getting to know. And those who haven’t commented, please do, join in and get to know everyone.

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Posted by on December 24, 2021 in Adoption, Uncategorized

 

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Memories

It’s been a trying couple of days in adoptionland on twitter and now someone else is trying to stir the pot. Oh Yay! I’m ignoring the sheer nonsense of the kept assuming they know more than the ones adopted on whether adoption is good.

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Posted by on December 9, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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Twitter thread upset me yesterday.

As soon as an adoptee dares to disagree with the savior narrative woven into adoption, and specifically transracial adoption, the adoptees assumed lack of gratefulness becomes a target used, because, you know, we weren’t wanted and were saved and all. And sooner rather than later the old trope would you rather have been aborted bubbles up to the surface as well.

Every. Single. Time.

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Posted by on December 8, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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Those Pesky “Bad Experience” Adoptees

Yesterday, I was reading an interesting post on FB about listening to Adoptees written by an Adoptive Mother. I was happy to see it, most comments were supportive and in agreement, but you know by now, there’s always at least one Adoptive Parent who just needs to divide Adoptees into two camps.

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Posted by on November 20, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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The Art of Dismissing the Adoptee’s Voice…

A post from a long time ago, one that I reposted in 2015 and that’s the post you’ll see linked below. I dug it up because a conversation happened on twitter that included an adoptive mother who said her children were grateful to be adopted, not that they loved being adopted, or thankful for what they have type of comment, but grateful to be adopted, that term that has the ring of indebtedness when linked to an adoptee. A term that just needs to go away when linked in that specific way. I chose not to just copy and paste the post below because the discussion in the comments offers wisdom and understanding.

The Art of Dismissing the Adoptee’s Voice…

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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