Tagged with transracial adoption

She Didn’t Believe Me

My Dad volunteers at Jackson’s school on Thursday mornings. He gardens. When I picked Jackson up today, I asked him if he saw Grandpa Bob. Jackson: Yep. I sure did! Me: Was that fun? Jackson: An elementary kid didn’t believe he was my Grandpa. Me: Why not? (I figured I knew why not, but I … Continue reading

Off and Running (Better Late Than Never)

Off and Running (Better Late Than Never)

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on October 7, 2010. Republished here with permission. During my two weeks in New England, I recorded the PBS POV showing of Off and Running. I finally got a chance to watch it the other night. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not as well-made a film as … Continue reading


(originally published on LiveJournal)   November is Adoption Awareness Month. I have totally NOT been doing my part. I belong to two Yahoo! groups for transracial adoption.  Discussions about diversity are always occurring. The current discussion asks: Should white parents of black children seek black friends? At this point, mollyx  is my black friend. I had black friends in college, but none … Continue reading

Mother’s Day

Obviously, Jack does not look like me. I often stop by mirrors while I’m holding him, first because he likes mirrors, second because the dichotomy is so beautiful. Pale, Irish-looking, white as white can be me, and dark, tanned-looking, chocolate brown baby. More than one person has told me that Jack looks like Max. The … Continue reading

Roller Coaster Ride

Oct. 2nd, 2005 at 8:16 PM The roller coaster is such the overdone metaphor. Unfortunately, so much of lives are up and down and twisty turny that the roller coaster is an apt metaphor.Last month, mid-September, Cheryl from ANLC called and said that a birthmom* was interested in us. We spent about an hour on … Continue reading