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Safe States

Safe States

Note: This post is not about coronavirus; this post is about adoption. Going down an Internet rabbit hole yesterday, I found the web site for The Adoption Consultancy, an adoption consultant who states that she will help couples “navigate what can be an overwhelming, complicated, time-consuming and frustrating process.” In the adoption community, there’s some … Continue reading

Ethics? We Don’t Need No Stinking Ethics

The following is a screenshot of text from the Lifetime Adoptions Facebook page*: “Adoptions have increased in the past few weeks because women want more for their children and babies.” Bullshit. Adoptions have increased in the past few weeks because millions of people are unemployed or have had their hours cut back severely**, thanks to … Continue reading

Legal, Just, Right, and Wanted

There is a difference between what is LEGAL, what is JUST, what is RIGHT, and what you WANT. ~ Greg M. My husband’s friend posted that as his Facebook status once upon a time. I asked him if I could borrow it. He said yes. <insert evil laugh here> OK, not really. I like this … Continue reading

Book Review: “You Don’t Look Adopted”

Book Review: “You Don’t Look Adopted”

Once upon a time, this was an adoption blog that occasionally touched on other topics. Recently, it’s been an other topic blog that has occasionally touched on adoption. I’m going to try to rectify that over the course of the year. I got a Kindle for Christmas and the first two books I read were … 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

Adoption as a First Choice

Adoption was always my first choice. Most people assume that other people adopt because of infertility. They can’t have “their own” children, so they “have to” adopt. I actually had someone lecture me about how I should understand what it feels like to lose a child because of what I had lost by being infertile. … Continue reading

Pieces I’m Proud Of

I’m very excited about my latest piece for adoption.com: Red Flags Expectant Parents Should Watch for in Prospective Adoptive Parents Every major blog has probably posted the opposite piece: Red Flags Adoptive Parents Should Look for in Birthmothers. My piece came about because of a discussion in the Creating a Family Facebook group. The birthmothers … Continue reading

Adoption Creed

I grew up Catholic. I went to Catholic school for eight long years. One of the prayers we had to memorize, was the Apostles’ Creed. It goes like this: I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the … Continue reading

What Is My Agenda?

When we started the adoption process for the first time – back in 2005 – I began joining as many adoption groups as I could. In 2008, I reluctantly started using Facebook (specifically so I could see pictures of my friend Kari’s daughter). I branched into Facebook adoption groups relatively quickly. I’m not sure how … Continue reading