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That “rare” word again…

By TAO

Words can be used to exaggerate when you want to blow things out of proportion, or used to dismiss, or soothe, to minimize concern.  One of the favorite terms used to minimize is rare.  It makes the reader feel so much better to know something rarely happens vs. saying some, or sometimes happens.  People dismiss concerns when something rarely happens, you can almost hear someone exhale when they hear that term used.

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Posted by on September 23, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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No, adoptees have not been the reason why…

By TAO

Awhile back, an adult adoptee who writes posts for Adoption Net, wrote a post about how she believes some adoptees is why the public doesn’t have a positive view of adoption…

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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Different perspectives…

By TAO

Time for other voices to be heard, and realistically, my voice is too angry right now.  Angry after reading a specific document this week that I can’t stop thinking about… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child, Ethics

 

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Different story, same response…

By TAO

Please excuse the double posting of some of the tweets – first time trying this…

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Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Hana…

By TAO

While it is easy to get caught up in the ongoing saga of Veronica which now has the new addition a Reality TV star in to the fray…sigh…lets not forget about another adoptee, Hana. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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Dear Adoptive Parent Community…

By TAO

With several recent public cases in the news, and others within the last couple of years involving adopting or adoptive parents, what better time than now to start conversations and make a difference for the future.

Are you, as adoptive parents tired of people thinking (or saying) that adoptive parents are baby stealers or abusers?  Then stand up and get angry when you see adopting or adoptive parents or agencies behaving badly… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, Ethics

 

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It’s time to start the conversation…

By TAO

Whenever there is a post, or article, that speaks to anything other than being a “positive adoption story” many in adoption community get upset.  It seems as if the mindset or requirement is that: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child, Ethics

 

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Links I think you will like…

By TAO

I thought I would provide a few links of posts that are worth reading.

From “Family Hope Love” Who are the fatherless in the world today? and What the Bible doesn’t say about adoption and orphan care.

From “Gracelings” this link takes you to all posts tagged ethics.  Read them all or just scroll down to read “Culture of Adoption”? because she will make you think about what that really means.

Finally – this blog is fast becoming one of my favorites.  So much passion, great pictures, and a variety of posts mostly on Rhino’s and Elephants and the need for preservation – some posts make you want to cry and others make you smile.  So worth reading.  Fight for Rhinos.

 

Edited because I forgot to add the link to Who are the fatherless in the world today?….sigh…

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, Ethics, Uncategorized

 

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What I seldom hear first in the message of “called to adopt”

By TAO

I have hesitated posting this for several days, but I have decided to go ahead because I think it is something I need to say.  Something has bothered me but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was, but first let me take a step back putting the concern on ethical adoptions for only those who truly need adoption aside for the moment… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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Adoption history and the lasting impact of not doing it right…

By TAO

I know – two posts in one day.  I over-did it yesterday and have done my best not to go lay-down and sleep because that will mess up my sleep tonight.  This morning I followed a link from twitter and ended up reading the first link.  I don’t know who provided the link, but reading it made me incredibly sad – not just the lies, but the mis-information that made it so much harder for Michael.  It’s from 1999 and long to be published in the NY Times – about the era when I was adopted. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, Ethics

 

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Good response…

By TAO

Sigh, I’m still waiting for my copy of The Child Catchers by Kathryn Joyce because I support an independent bookseller.  Hopefully, I get the call that it is in today… Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Why does it keep happening?

By TAO

I decided to not post about the adoptive mother in the UK story I read yesterday, which to me is so wrong as to make one assume it was fictional – except for the courts conviction.  Obviously, the wrong way to get a baby to adopt…

But then I go to WordPress Reader and under the tag adoption what pops up – yet another horror story. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child, Ethics

 

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