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Reflections & Wrap-Up

I began this blog as a project for my Sexuality and Social Media class at American University. My original blog was on pro-ana and pro-mia communities on the Internet, but I found that to be super triggering, so I switched to discussing adoption in the 21st century. 363 more words


Action in Manitoba

Today in the Canadian city of Winnipeg, the Manitoba government has taken steps to further open access to birth records in the province. The government passed a similar law in 1999, allowing birth records to be released unless one of the birth parents specifically requested anonymity, however, the law was not retroactive. 253 more words


Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard...

The very first question I asked Ki-Won (older brother) was, “For my own health, are there any health conditions I should be aware of? Any disease or cancer run in the family?”


Adoption Facebook Pages

Another option for couples who are looking to add to their family through adoption is to make an adoption Facebook page. The couple can post details about their lives and share information, hoping to attract potential birth mothers. 485 more words


How I met your mommy

Your mommy and I met on a Christian dating website. She was the only woman I met from that site, and I was the only man she met. 160 more words

One Order of Exciting News with a Side of Behaviors, Please!

…Because with most kids who have come out of foster care, you don’t get one without the other.

Finally, our incredibly long stretch of transition is over. 1,125 more words


Laura and her Mission

In a few months, 25-year-old Korean-American adoptee Laura Wachs will be traveling to Korea in search of her birthparents. She longs to  learn firsthand about her cultural heritage. 292 more words