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Mental Health is feeling ill....

Good evening everybody.

This evenings piece, ready for you is by someone in POTATO who has become quite an expert in mental health services. Not that they set out to do this. 193 more words

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Think Twice Before Signing That Petition About International Adoptions

Why wouldn’t everyone sign a petition to increase international adoptions? Don’t we all want orphans to have families?

Well, there are many reasons not to sign. 1,651 more words

Adoptees

Need to be better, do better...

I want to talk about the reaction in the adoption community when the news broke about the Hart family and the reaction by some vocal adoptive parents in the community.  1,084 more words

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What NPR Got Wrong in its Story About Ethiopia's Adoption Ban

NPR recently did a soft story: “In Ethiopia, A New Ban on Foreign Adoptions Is About National Pride.”

Here’s what went wrong with it:

In a story about Ethiopian adoptions, not one adult adoptee was included for perspective. 1,537 more words

Adoptees

Dear Adoption, You Taught Me Well

Dear Adoption, You Taught Me Well

You taught me to hide my emotions and to gauge the feelings of those around me and conform my own feelings to theirs. 557 more words

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Dear Adoption, CAN YOU NOT HEAR ME?

Dear Adoption, CAN YOU NOT HEAR ME?

Here is a list of things I have been saying daily which you cannot seem to hear.

Perhaps I shall shout so you can better hear me. 390 more words

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Yes, I Am Racist (And I Am Doing Something About It)

I, like many others, believe that racism is inherent and that we all harbor racist beliefs—to a degree. Yes, you read that right. I am saying that I am racist. 1,137 more words

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