Why in the World? and Other Blog Posts

Why in the World? and Other Blog Posts

I know I’ve done this a lot lately: direct you to other blogs. I have so many articles written in my head, but getting them typed out… that’s a different matter entirely. (59 days before we leave California.) The No Bohns About It post, Why in the World Does the Race or Ethnicity of a Foster Child … Continue reading

California Candidates on Mandatory Vaccination

California Candidates on Mandatory Vaccination

I’ve emailed most of the candidates for the following positions: US Senator US Representative (5th District) County Supervisor (Sonoma) Why most? Well, one of the candidates for US Senator is all about climate change and nothing else. His web site proclaims that he would take everyone’s money just to fight climate change. I was pretty sure … Continue reading

23andMe: What’s It All About?

Before we begin, this is all me. I’m not shilling for 23andMe. Many people in the adoption community ask about 23andMe and the other genetic testing services. This is a review, I suppose you could say, of the 23andMe service. Ever since we first adopted Jackson, I imagined that, one day, we would do one of … Continue reading

Redefining Racism

racism [rey-siz-uh m] noun 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others. 2. a policy, system of government, … Continue reading

This Month At Adoption.com

I know, it’s April Fools Day, so I should be writing about being pregnant or adopting a third child or selling my kids on eBay or something. But, I just don’t do April Fools Day. It’s my grandfather’s birthday, and he’s been dead for 10 years now. Why don’t you give me a paper cut … Continue reading

Dealing with the loss of your parents…

Originally posted on The adopted ones blog:
This is to all parents, but especially to adoptive parents due to the fact that some (perhaps many) start parenting later in life. My hope is that you will consider ensuring that you make the time after you pass for your children as easy as mom and dad have made…

Why New Hampshire? (And Why Not Pittsburgh?)

We’ve recently begun telling people – dentists, teachers, etc. – that we will be moving to New Hampshire this summer. The #1 question we get is: Why New Hampshire? As readers know, we’re moving to New Hampshire because the state of California believes it has the right to make medical decisions for children.* That is … Continue reading

California Bucket List

Last week, I created a California Bucket List – things to do before we leave California. I know you’re dying to know what’s on it, so without further ado: Lindsay Wildlife Museum after their renovations Bay Area Discovery Museum California Academy of Sciences  Charles M. Schulz Museum Exploratorium San Diego Zoo (and maybe the Oakland … Continue reading