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Owning My Story

I want to be very careful to speak on my own experience and only that. With adoption, there are so many different views, ideas, and realities to so many different people involved, the adoption agency, the birth parents, the adoptive parents, biological siblings, adoptive siblings, etc. 628 more words


Installment #4 /But I Didn't Die / a fictional memoir by Tom Evans

The rest of the late hazy Kodachrome summer was a welter of activity consisting mostly of meeting all our new relatives. On Mr. Barnes’ side there was Aunt Annie, Uncle Bobby, and cousins, whose house we had driven by our first day here. 2,491 more words


Guest Article: Strangers by Adoption by Kevin D. Engle

Strangers by Adoption

Kevin D. Engle

I am Frankenstein:

created, not born.

I am Edward Scissorhands:

functioning but not quite finished.

I am the Incredible Shrinking Man: 3,583 more words


Think you know how it feels to be adopted? You're probably wrong.

An acquaintance who knows I’m adopted — I’ll call her Sue — took time after one of my exercise classes last week to tell me about her boss, an adoptee who found her half-sister after doing DNA testing. 831 more words

to survive or thrive

I love gardening. I love waking up and walking outside to my suburban yard each morning and seeing what sprouted up overnight, checking if any tiny tender green leaves cut their way through my sandy South Jersey soil. 981 more words


Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich. November 14, 2017. Harper, 263 p. ISBN: 9780062694058.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD.

The world as we know it is ending. 1,023 more words


Surviving the Fun and Games, Part 1

Continuing thoughts regarding Fun and Games

Casey says:

April 7, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Ours had more than the usual kid issues due to early childhood trauma, which meant they had zero focus and fought us at every turn even when something was supposed to be fun. 294 more words