" What of the 30 year old successful businesswoman as the birthmother that walks into the adoption agency on her own will and chooses a family that will take loving care of her child because she wants to love her life as-is? Yes she will have an incredibly hard time with the process, but she feels this is the best option as both options would have been life-altering."
Does SHE exist? And should the adoption industry be allowed to perpetuate the myth that she does?
- Adopting SocialSEO and SMM Consulting, 2012 - presentI help others use the internet to harness the power for good. Preferably related to adoption since I am REALLY REALLY good with adoption and the internet, but as long as one is not a soulless corporate sucking vampire, I'm usually open to a conversation.
- DragonSeach MarketingDirector of Social Media & Adoption Blogger: SEO, copywriting, personal and coprorate blogging and consulting, SMO queen, 2008 - 2012I got a job very serendipitously because I blogged. There was no twitter and facebook had not yet exploded to take over the world. Then they did and I was the Director of Social Media. I started some huge FB pages for brands. I ran contests. I learned a whole lot.. it was better than college. But I was a community person visiting the world of marketing and I felt my soul begin to rot. So I left the corporate world to be poor among the voiceless. It's better this way.
- DeStefano and Associates, Terrapin Resturant, Evil WIlliams LumberOnce upon a time, I was an interior designer. I was a rather good interior designer as I have great taste. It was great fun for a long time, but then.. working with people whose biggest issue is that the paint might be a shade too dark, or there was a knot hole in their woodwork got old and started feeling shallow. So now I just live in a beautifully designed house and everyone else is out of luck!
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ClaudiaCorrigan D’Arcy has been online and involved in the adoption community since early in 2001. She originally began independently researching adoption issues in preparation of the successful search and reunion with her own son, Max, whom was placed for adoption in 1987. Her adoption blog, Musings of the Lame- Life as Birthmother has become a much needed road map for many mothers who relinquished, adoptees who long to be heard, and adoptive parents who seek understanding.
Her writings on adoption issues have been published in The New York Times, BlogHer, Divine Caroline, Adoption Today Magazine, Adoption Constellation Magazine, Adoption Voice Magazine, and many others. She has been interviewed by Dan Rather, Montel Williams and appeared on Huffington Post regarding adoption as well as presented at various adoption conferences.
She serves on the Board of Directors for the Adoptee Rights Coalition.
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- SVA, Nassau Community College, College at New Paltz
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