Tagged with adoptive parents

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

The Right Reason to Adopt?

I read the comments on blog posts. I shouldn’t, but I do. I read the following comment on a blog about the ethics of adoption fundraising: From my perspective, if the cost of domestic, international, or embryo adoption is too expensive for a family the obvious choice would be foster adoption. Maybe I’m just being … Continue reading

I’M ONE OF THE BAD GUYS

I’ve wanted to say something just like this so many times, but whenever I write it, it comes out pissed off. Luanne did a great job of expressing herself (and me) without the crazy ranting. What I’m trying to say is, “What she said.”

Response to a Random Blog Post

I’ve been slowly making my way through the Open Adoption Blogger interviews. I found a blog I’d never heard of before, Living Through Today. I read a few subsequent blog posts, including “Do the Right Thing When Nobody’s Looking.” To summarize, someone asked the blogger if she had any ideas, during the match period before … Continue reading

The First Thirteen, by Jana Wolff

The First Thirteen, by Jana Wolff

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on March 26, 2010. Republished here with permission. Back in January, I wrote a review of the book A Love Like No Other. In it, I said I disliked the essay “The First Thirteen”, by Jana Wolff. Ms. Wolff actually emailed me about it, in a very classy … Continue reading

Book Review: A Love Like No Other

Book Review: A Love Like No Other

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on January 6, 2010. Republished here with permission. I recently wrote a brief post recommending some books for adoptive parents. One of them is A Love Like No Other: Stories from Adoptive Parents. I read it back in 2005. I started reading it again (because my husband just … Continue reading