Tagged with rant

Kidnapping Is Legal in Utah

Utah essentially allows adoption professionals and immoral adoptive couples to kidnap babies from their fathers. When you read an article about a birth father who has lost his child, it’s almost always out of Utah. Colby Nielsen had his daughter taken from him on 11/18. He’s on the child’s birth certificate, and the child was in … Continue reading

The Total Apathy of Strangers

We take a break from adoption-related posts to bring you a pity party/rant about society. But first, a cute story. On Friday, Cassie and I were watching Sesame Street (aka “Elmo” or “Shtreet” as Cassie says). For some reason, Cookie Monster presented “A Streetcar Named Monster” in which Grover can’t find his keys. He must yell … Continue reading

Oh For God’s Sake People!

I’m only going to say this once: An apostrophe s (‘s) is possessive. An s or es is plural. An s or es apostrophe (s’ or es’) is plural possessive. SO Some mothers like to celebrate Mother‘s Day. NOT Some mother‘s like to celebrate Mother’s Day. It would also be acceptable to call Mother‘s Day, … Continue reading

24 Months vs. 2T

I learned the hard way that size 3 months means 0-3 months, not 3+ months. Therefore, I extrapolated that 24 months means 18-24 months, and 2T means the entire second year. Cassie is almost out of 12-18 month clothes. Cassie had only one bin of 18-24 month and 24 month clothes, combined. I opened it … Continue reading

Worst. Ending. Ever.

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for both The Hunger Games trilogy and the Twilight saga.  For many reasons, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and read The Hunger Games trilogy. I finished The Hunger Games on the plane home from Nashville. I really enjoyed it. The ending was, well, sad, but I thought … Continue reading

I Hate Taxes

I haven’t written in over a week because I have been gathering all of our tax information. I’ve also been procrastinating gathering all of our tax information. In celebration, I think this week will be Tax Week on the blog. Max and I are both self-employed. In 2010, we asked a tax professional – not … Continue reading

You’d Rather Be Blind Than Infertile. Really?

I normally don’t bash people on my blog. I save that for Facebook. Seriously, calling people names doesn’t usually accomplish anything. I also try to live by the rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” But in this case, the people said something so ignorant, it makes me angrier every … Continue reading

In the Best Interest of the Children

Recently, the Huffington Post featured a piece by Adam Pertman, director of the Evan B. Donaldson Institute. In it, Pertman asks,  “With So Many Kids Who Need Families, Why Are We Rejecting Parents?” Many states do not allow gay parents to foster or adopt children from foster care. Studies have shown that gay parenting is … Continue reading

An Ideal World

How many times have you heard the phrase “an ideal world”? In an ideal world [fill in the blank] wouldn’t exist. From ants to racism to zyzzyva, in an ideal world, it wouldn’t exist. I’ve never liked the phrase “in an ideal world”. I was thinking about it today in the context of another post … Continue reading

An Amended Birth Certificate Isn’t a Lie

Apparently, a few days before the US killed Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama released his long form birth certificate. In the adoption community, many people – especially adult adoptees – noted that most adoptees would not be able to furnish such a document. You see, in almost all states, adult adoptees are not allowed … Continue reading