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Runner's World on Gabe Proctor: Ethiopian Adoptee, Championship Runner, Suicide

Gabe Proctor lived a short, loving, and complex life. Adopted from Ethiopia around age 10 after his mother died, he grew up in Vermont, went to college in Kansas and Colorado, became a championship runner, worked hard to support his family in Ethiopia, and died by suicide at this past May at age 27. 580 more words

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Which role is in charge of the reunion, or does it matter?

Lori has a post up that is a letter written by a first mom re adoptive mom not doing well with the reunion.  Go read it and put in your 2 cents. 51 more words

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Call Me An Adoptee Druggie, But I'm Not

You can call me a druggie, but I’m not. I’m just dealing with the specifics of trauma which I was dealt.

In this post I’m going to be very transparent and trust you not to judge. 460 more words

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End of life conversation

The title sounds incredibly morbid doesn’t it?  It wasn’t, but it was also a conversation mom needed to have, it was also a conversation I didn’t expect to be having on this blog.  733 more words

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Further reflections

Since my last post I’ve spent time reading other voices from all sides of the aisle on what happened in Charlottesville, as well as the larger picture of race relations.  696 more words

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Dear Adoption, You Made Me The Great Pretender

Dear Adoption, You Made Me The Great Pretender

Oh yes, I’m the great pretender
Pretending I’m doing well
My need is such
I pretend too much…
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A Letter to my mom

I spent a long time thinking about this topic, how to approach it, and how to write about it. I worried about whether or not I would offend people, or if what I am saying makes sense. 721 more words

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