This has been a long time coming! Today I am officially announcing the Lost Daughters Anthology: Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment & Peace edited by Amanda H.L. Transue- Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell and Jennifer Anastasi, published...
After working in child welfare for many years, I have been educated on abuse and neglect of children. Growing up in an almost idyllic area of town with all my material needs provided for, the thought had never occurred to me when I was growing up that I had...
I drug my poor husband to the movie Philomena the first week the movie came out. He is such a good sport and he seemed visibly moved by the movie. He didn't cry (like his blubbering wife) but he got extremely angry at the treatment the "real" Philomena en...
"The woman's voice on the other end of the line sounded unfamiliar. As I was right in the middle of cooking dinner for my family, I paid little attention to her words, "Hi - this is your mother." Without any hesitation, I quickly responded, "I am sorry: yo...
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