Buck Winslow, Adoptee Extraordinaire I was adopted at six
weeks. September 16, 1959, was my “Homecoming Day.” My adoptive parents were
excellent parents; I’m one of the lucky adoptees. However, I always felt a
desire to know my own origins. I had non-identi...
I just completed Deanna Schrodes' memoir, Restored: Pursuing Wholeness When a Relationship is Broken , over the weekend. It could not have come at a better time. Both my husband and I are currently going through some personal issues at work that have been...
This article called "A Different Kind of Love" by Kate Hilpern was brought to my attention by adoptee author, Daryn Watson . It appears to have been published in 2007; however, it still bears commenting on as this topic is an important one to consider be...
Can you believe it? Another year is drawing to a close and like many of my friends and readers, I am looking back in amazement at 2015. December in Ohio has been unusually warm and I have been loving it. (Not a fan of winter!). My daughter received a bik...
They say your kids may start appreciating you when they are
around 30, but I’ve always been a late bloomer. So tonight on the eve of my 50 th birthday, I am beginning to
understand, embrace and appreciate in a new way the love of my mother. We have had ...
As National Adoption Month comes to a close, I want to address a very common question that most adoptee-activists/writers/artists endure: "Why are you so obsessed with adoption or why haven't you gotten over your adoption yet?" I can only answer for myself ...
Re-Post: Twelve Things You Can Do to Make Sure Your Adoption is Ethical
* I posted this a year ago, right after I watched Beasts of the Southern Wild. The film made me think a lot about the ethics of imposed help
Adoptee Rights Coalition: Adoptee Rights Coalition Statement on Search, ...
As U.S. adoption culture shifts to be more accepting and understanding of searching adoptees, the faces of those looking for lost family con
The National Council for Adoption:MOTHERS, MONEY, MARKETING, & MADNE...
The NCFA promotes adoption and that promotion is benefitting the adoption agencies. They are a lobby group, pure and simple, bought and paid
Hell Freezes Over: Ohio Right to Life Supports OBC Access, March 6, 2013
Hell froze over last Wednesday (March 6, 2013) when Ohio Right to Life, dropped its decades long opposition to OBC access and testified befo
Love Is Not a Pie: Five Survival Tips for Adoption Reunion
1) Find appropriate outlets for your "adoption crazy." Adoption reunions can bring out the nutty in the best of us. Adoptees and first paren