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Black Adoptees Talk About Growing Up in Transracial Families.

“If you’re going to adopt kids, it’s the white parents’ obligation to shepherd them in same-race maturation,” he said. “When you have a transracial family, mixed-race family, you’re going outside the normal. 58 more words


The start of my story..

The story

I’m no good at history, politics or sport.
The family that adopted me enjoyed all three.
I grew up with interests in music, physics, education and love to argue. 394 more words


Choosing to Look For Your Birth Family

Making the decision to search for your birth family is a very personal one.

No one should make you feel that you should do something that you are either not ready to do or simply are not interested in doing. 598 more words

The Baby Box – creating narratives

In the last week I have yet again found myself in the precarious situation of being the bearer of news from Birth Family to give the boys and having to potentially face the backlash that the news may cause and I am left having to resist the urge to turn around to the boys and say “Please don’t shoot the messenger”. 1,300 more words

Pursuing the expatriate life in Italy--"Vacation's all I ever wanted..."--thank you, Go-Go's

Life here in Italy is becoming more and more normal. My cousin, Sergio, was here for part of the weekend to sign final papers for the sale of his apartment in my building. 803 more words

Oregon Non-fiction

The birds & bees talk continues

I did blush, well internally for sure.  You see there was never any talk about our bodies and what they do when I was growing up.   582 more words


I Might Cry

Our waitress seemed anxious as she approached our table last night and very briefly greeted us before asking a bold question of complete strangers. “Are any of your children brothers and sisters?” All eyes turned to me. 823 more words

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