Tagged with birth family

My Kids Have Two Moms

I don’t know what it is, but it seems like a lot of adoptive parents are currently whining about how it’s so unfair that people recognize birthmothers as mothers. They complain, “I’m the one who is there everyday. I’m the mom!” My kids have two moms. My kids have two dads. We know Cassie’s birthfather, but he’s recently … Continue reading

Racism and Health Care

 (Originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com, Transracial/Transcultural Adoption, October 27th, 2009) I’ve been following the health care reform bills, though I can’t say I’m keeping track of the minute-to-minute changes. Personally, I support a strong public option that ensures that all Americans have access to good health care. What does this have to do with transracial adoption? My … Continue reading

Reasons We Chose Open Adoption

My adoption community on the Internet is one that tends to embrace open adoption. I  mean, I’m a part of the Open Adoption Bloggers. When I go to other forums, I’m reminded that not everyone is sold on open adoption. I’ve written a little bit about why we chose open adoption, but I never really … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #48: Success?

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #48.  Why has or hasn’t openness worked for you? If you are in a healthy functional open adoption, why do you think … Continue reading

Oversharing

I belong to a Facebook group that is not about adoption.* However, one of the women is a prospective adoptive parent who sometimes shares information about her adoption journey. She’s matched with an expectant mom and has fallen prey to one of the very common mistakes PAPs and adoptive parents often make: Oversharing about the … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #45: Open Adoption and Time

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #45.  Write about open adoption and time.  This actually dovetails nicely into a post I already had planned; a post I was … Continue reading