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So it's the holidays

i stuck my neck out in order to rule out a potential match or …..not. They didn’t block me at least. But no reply. in fact, no online activity that I know of since I sent the message. 762 more words



All month long we have seen this hashtag floating around social media – #flipthescript. It is a call for solidarity of all adoptees to shift the focus of National Adoption Month back to the adoptee and their thoughts and feelings in regards to adoption. 1,215 more words


An Ethiopian Adoptee's Thoughts on Ferguson, Being Ethiopian, and Being Black

In response to the indictment decision in Ferguson and to conversations about race, my daughter Aselefech offered these thoughts to adoptive parents about what it means to be Ethiopian and to be black in America: 242 more words


Closer or Start over.... Match or another Ruled out

I have 1-2 weeks of waiting on my DNA. It’s killing me ;-) My last possible lead is quite frankly scaring the hell out of me. 1,088 more words


Ethiopian Adoptions: An Eye-Opening, Jaw-Dropping Investigative Report

E.J. Graff has written a far-reaching, detailed, urgent investigative report on Ethiopian adoptions: “They Steal Babies, Don’t They?”

Many people, including me, have been extremely concerned about the role of fraud and corruption in adoptions in Ethiopia. 440 more words


Being The Extra

The only thing I remember about the 1988 movie “Twins” is a line directed at Danny DeVito’s character from the evil scientist who accidentally created him – the unfortunate residue of a genetic experiment: “All the purity and strength went into Julius.  871 more words