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Donna Reads: Where We Belong

In Where We Belong by Emily Giffin, we meet Marian and Kirby. Marian gave a baby up for adoption 18 years ago. Kirby is that baby, and she is now 18 herself. 173 more words

Donna Reads


It’s been a while since I’ve provided an update, but that’s mostly because there’s not a whole lot to share. We’ve just been {im}patiently waiting for situations and call and return calls, but not much is going on. 159 more words


The night of panel

It was an agonising wait for panel. We had to wait over a month after our last visit from Julie. We kept ourselves busy and Little Miss L was starting school for the first time, so we had plenty to focus on. 596 more words



My husband and I have been parents for just over a month now. We only had about two weeks to prepare, as opposed to the normal nine months. 408 more words


Returnees Organizing Korea Out of the Intercountry Adoption Industry

By Kristin R. Pak

The intercountry adoption (ICA) market is driven by demand from rich countries and commodifies the most vulnerable people. It’s unsustainable as child welfare, and does great harm wherever the market emerges.   1,198 more words

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The Big Switch: Ethiopia to Ghana

 ‘We are asking 5 families to join a pilot program that just opened up to adopt from Ghana. You are one of the families we would like to consider this…’ 637 more words


Wait No More

Almost 1,800 children and youth are waiting in Kansas and Missouri foster care for a permanent family. Are you the family they’ve waited for? To learn more, join us at Wait No More on Saturday, November 1st from 10 am – 2 pm at Colonial Presbyterian Church. 8 more words