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It's A Lying Shame

Being a card-carrying resident of “Crazy Town,” it became very clear to me that most of my children’s wacky shenanigans were about their compulsive defense against feeling shame that plagued them. 379 more words

Parenting Attachment Challenged Children


Canadian-American comedy-drama

Directed by Jason Reitman

Written by Diablo Cody


“Juno stars Ellen Page as the title character, a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera). 342 more words


Being Black in Adoption: Seattle and Elsewhere

I’ve lived in Seattle about four years, and it’s still a culture shock for me to go to places like restaurants or malls, or Seattle Town Hall, Elliott Bay Bookstore, the Seattle Public Library, or wherever, and not be surrounded by black people. 1,074 more words


Former Angry Adoptee- Stop the Blame Game

Once upon at time, I was an angry adoptee. I wrote columns and commentaries railing against the big bad system that had placed me in a unsafe home and stolen my documentation, along with my identity.  447 more words

Adoptees In The News

If You Could Whisper in the Ear...

…of your teenage self, what advice would you offer? Here’s what I would say if I could travel through time and encourage the younger Elaine… 497 more words


Child Protection: Who are we protecting? - Community Conversation

I have been a foster carer for over fourteen years. In that time I have given much thought to the system we have for protecting our children. 765 more words