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Adoption Dot Com Blog Posts

Answering a WordPress question for a friend, I realized it had been a long time since I’d revamped my blog. I decided to start with making a list of all of the blog posts I wrote for adoption.com when I worked as a Storyteller. Words Matter, January 22, 2015 Five Great Books About Adoption for … Continue reading

Did You Have a Point Back There?

Back in March, I wrote “Someone Is Wrong on the Internet.” Why did I do that? I’m glad you asked! I belonged to two groups about “African American” hair. On one of them (one that doesn’t have any restrictions on sharing or quoting posts) a woman asked a question. The absurdity of the question and … 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

2015 in Review

I always like this chance to look back at what I did last year. Unfortunately, I didn’t do one heck of a lot for this blog last year. I would very much like to post weekly in 2016. I hope that happens. Thank you to all of my readers! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared … Continue reading

The “Truth” About Adoption

I almost played a porn star in a play once. The play was Geniuses, a comedy about an Apocalypse Now-style movie being shot in the Philippines. Our venue became unavailable, so, without a place to put on the play, we could not do the play. I remember exactly one of my lines: “We are each … Continue reading

Off to BlogHer

I’ll be leaving for BlogHer momentarily. We moved from Antioch to “Salem” this past weekend. Are we settled in? Not even close. But when BlogHer registration happened, we didn’t know when we’d be moving. I’m not nearly as prepared for BlogHer as I’d like to be, but I do hope to meet some of the … Continue reading

Hello, I’m Robyn Chittister

I check my blog stats about once a week. WordPress gives me a list of the top searches that lead to my page. Usually, they are variations on “adoption network law center reviews” and “gilmore girls ending.” People love my alternate ending to The Gilmore Girls. This week, the number one search is “robyn chittister.” … Continue reading

Holding to the Ground

The last time I thought about blog names, people brought up musicals. While it is true that I have a strange and fascinating knowledge of American musical theatre from 1866 to 1997-ish, I just couldn’t come up with anything that didn’t seem trite. I started thinking in another direction. I was thinking about things I … Continue reading

Favorites of 2013

Every year, the Open Adoption Bloggers asks for submissions for the favorite blog posts of that year. When you submit a post of your own, you also submit a post of someone else’s. This year’s list is very interesting. It was hard for me to choose one of my own posts and just one of … Continue reading

Bloggy Resolutions 2014

I don’t really make New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t see the point. I do, however, have some goals for this blog in 2014. Wanna hear ’em? Sure you do! Come up with a better name than “The Chittister Family” before BlogHer. (BlogHer is in San Jose this year. I have no excuse not to go.) … Continue reading