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From the archives 2013: Dad…

 

Dad is often in my mind and this week has been no different.  He didn’t suffer fools easily, had few words, but gave far more of himself to his family and community than he ever received in return.  Now days, I think of him often when I read about the grief of infertility and how it is hard to go to baby showers, and see others create families without any apparent struggle.

I think of the grace and strength that dad had every single day, because you see, he was the man who delivered babies, many babies, over many decades, some at home, some in hospital. 

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Posted by on April 7, 2017 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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Dad…

By TAO

Dad is often in my mind and this week has been no different.  He didn’t suffer fools easily, had few words, but gave far more of himself to his family, and community, than he ever received in return.  Now days, I think of him often when I read about the grief of infertility, and, how it is hard to go to baby showers and see others create families without any apparent struggle. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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My thoughts on adoption being the second-best option…

By TAO

I see many people still have their knickers-in-a-knot over the statement by Eastman about adoption is second-best (see the link at the end). Why? is the question I have asked myself – because as I break it down in my head – adoption is the second-best choice for a babe. The word best after second means just that, if a babe (or child) cannot stay within their natal family, the next best option is another family for the child. While I struggle with how adoption is now set up with sealed records practices, the current way some agencies (etc) try to persuade women to surrender and the tactics used, the unenforceable open-adoption carrot – at the end of the day – having a family is very important for those who truly need adoption. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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