pendant & photo by Rosita Gonzalez of mothermade #FlipTheScript Prompt : Talk about the “adoptee in the room” moment—that moment when you realize you are the only one in a space who can address a particular aspect of adoption experience, when you have t...
Do you remember her? She used to blog and tweet all kinds of things about adoption, and then she just disappeared. Yeah, It happens. Sometimes life just moves along a little too quickly, and all we can do is hold on for the ride. In August of 2014, two majo...
“I’m not saying any of it is untrue. I’m just uncomfortable with it.” This was
said to me by a family member when I wrote my story (which is now being released by Entourage Publishing as a memoir) on my blog, last year. While the
response to my story was ov...
Rebecca Hawkes is passionate about supporting families and improving outcomes for fostered, adopted, and other trauma-affected youth. She herself is both an adoptee (by way of baby-scoop-era infant adoption) and an adoptive parent (by way of older-child foster adoption). Together with her adopted daughter's original mother, she cofounded www.AshleysMoms.com and has presented on adoption-related topics at various conferences and other venues. Rebecca's writing has appeared at www.rebeccahawkes.com, www.the-thriving-child.com, thelostdaughters.com, Adoption Voices Magazine, BlogHer, the Huffington Post, and Brain,Child magazine, and in the anthologies Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace and Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age. She is certified as a parenting instructor by both the Beyond Consequences Institute and Gordon Training International (Parent Effectiveness Training). She is also a trained MotherWoman facilitator and a former assistant leader for the Parent Peer Leadership Program (leadership training for sharing Nonviolent Communication with parents).
Sea Glass & Other Fragments: Whatever Happened to Rebecca Hawkes?
Do you remember her? She used to blog and tweet all kinds of things about adoption, and then she just disappeared. Yeah, It happens. Sometim
Third Mom: Honor adoptees by honoring their privacy
There has been a lot of talk this week in my online circles around a post by a popular adoptive parent blogger about her kids and the holida
Trigger Happy: Adoptees Who Are Successful Even When Living Triggered
Laura Dennis and I are able to do what many other adoptees do every day – succeed in life, despite very regular triggers that come our way.
"Why Can't You Just Be Happy?" (Five Truths to Understand)
I have friends who fight human trafficking. Friends who fight domestic violence. Friends who fight racism. Friends who fight world hunger. P
Adoption and Fundraising: When Money to Breaks Down Systemic Barriers fo...
Aselefech runs for family preservation. There are a number of factors behind why I was placed for adoption. Economics by far is one of the m
Children are not commodities … unless they are adoptees.
Today, this meme presented its horribly designed self: Anyone who has known me well-enough will know that on first-glance, I was sickened by
What To Do When Your Birth Mother Refuses Contact or Vital Information
This topic has become dear to my heart because as many of you know who read my blog, I have been in a position to be refused information. Ac