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Great Expectations, Part 1

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Tonight ended with our girl laughing in uncontrollable hysterics. This is not normal, by any means. It’s what happens when she discusses emotions that are uncomfortable. 776 more words


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It’s been several weeks since my last post. I hate that I don’t have as much time to devote to my beloved blog these days. I’ve started a new job working in memory care with residents who have dementia and their families. 694 more words

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IN THE VEINS (Vol. 4) Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects book series, is edited by Patricia Busbee and published by the Blue Hand Books Collective in western Massachusetts. 171 more words


A Thank You To The Adoptive Parents Who Do It Right and Which Adoptive Parents Do It Right.

If you know me, you know that I am anti-adoption except in the rarest of cases. My own case, no I did not need to be adopted out. 1,765 more words


Stolen at Birth: The Painful Legacy of Australia's Forced Adoption Policy

The institutionalized theft of babies from unwed mothers-to-be began in the aftermath of WWII, when it was considered the ideal solution to two pressing social issues: married couples unable to conceive, and the unpalatable number of single women giving birth to “illegitimate” babies. 763 more words

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List of Contributors to Ethiopian Adoptee Anthology: "Lions Roaring, Far From Home"

We are thrilled to announce our list of international contributors to “Lions Roaring, Far From Home,” the first of its kind anthology by Ethiopian adoptees. 262 more words


What We Remember After Someone Dies: Thinking of My Dad

My dad died one month ago today, December 24, 2016, at 87 years old. The one month is arbitrary but it’s what we humans do: use a calendar to note important dates, to measure them in some way. 955 more words