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Adoptive Parents Who Move to Their Child's Country: "We Belong Here"

I wrote this article for the October 2014 issue of Gazillion Voices. I am reprinting it here with permission. Warm wishes to all families for very happy holidays, whatever their  1,822 more words


Moving From TV Shows to Legislative Reforms in International Adoption

TV shows and media reports often create a big emotional response with calls to action. The recent Dan Rather show “Unwanted in America” is no exception. 1,147 more words


A Convergence of Concern Around Seattle's Ethiopian Adoptees

The recent Dan Rather AXS TV show, “Unwanted in America: The Shameful Side of International Adoption” has evoked two main impulses. One is to help the adoptees featured, who have been re-homed and/or thrown out of their adoptive homes. 566 more words


Why Christmas Hurts

Every year I think it will be different. I don’t know why. Hope springs eternal?

There is too much of everything. Garish light, blaring music. Everything is overkill. 499 more words

More Amazon Reviews

Thanks JS Lee!

 …I’m honored to have been given a glimpse into her hardships and how she worked—and sometimes stumbled, as all of us do—to find what she needed in order to be at peace with her past. 322 more words

Kelly Fern

A First Year

My first year on this beautiful planet is almost all but erased.  There are a handful of pictures and a few memories told second hand from my adoptive mom.   748 more words


You are Not Alone- Famous Adopted Children

If you’re anything like me, the next couple of weeks will be a frenzied rush of work deadlines, family feasts, wrapping, mailing, cleaning, and making merry. 511 more words

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