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Another Adoptee Suicide: Unspeakable Pain

This week I heard about the death by suicide of a young Ethiopian adoptee, reported by his US family to be about 12 years old, living in America since 2013. 289 more words


Taking Back My Power

Years ago, when I was going through one of my numerous rough times due to domestic violence, an elder Native American woman gave me the best advice I have ever received: … 679 more words


Iowa, China and Ethiopia: How One Couple Built Their Family through Birth, Adoption and Love

The following is reprinted on this blog with permission by AsiaTrend Magazine. It originally appeared in AsiaTrend Magazine’s August 2015 issue which can now be accessed online by following this… 1,418 more words


Bbqs, holidays and first on the list.

It is time for the seasonal blog and its BBQ weather. Yes…. British weather so darting indoors missing the showers, hoping the gateau will defrost in time for pud. 551 more words

Adopted Teens

BBM Revisits: Black Adoptive Mother Nefertiti Austin | beyond baby mamas

My friend Stacia L. Brown of BeyondBabyMama asked me to write an update about my life as the single adoptive mother of two.

October 12th is a seminal date in my family. 26 more words


Genes aren’t destiny, and other things I’ve learned from being adopted - Vox

Adoptee VanDerWerff writes that adoption is more and less interesting than non-adopted people think. This may seem an odd statement to make given the loss birth families experience and the loss of connection between adoptees and biological families. 145 more words