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Still hoping for change

A few days ago, I received a surprise email from a new student at the university where I work. Her heartfelt message touched me, and she gave me permission to share it with my readers. 707 more words

Transracial Adoption


As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been keeping busy with other projects, including creating some art. But I want to let my friends and allies in the adoption community– and interested readers– know what has been going on with me in terms of adoption-related stuff. 562 more words

Transracial Adoption

4 years

Its been 4 year since I started writing and within the last two months I have done more to help myself process than in the previous 27 years. 398 more words


false start

i’m sure to any other aspiring author, it comes as no shock that this is not my first attempt to begin.  with the number of times i’ve been encouraged to write my story…  it’s almost pathetic that i’ve only managed to actually sit down and start – and isn’t that the most difficult part anyway?   948 more words


...and it begins

it happened almost a year ago.  the date escapes me now – it’s importance to the story is irrelevant.  the greatest challenge: how to begin.  resolution came unexpectedly, in the form of a woman, a client – not mine – sitting next to me at the wedding of a friend.   654 more words


How Does It Feel To Be Adopted? - Gary Eugene


BIO: I’m a grape grower for a winery in the Finger Lakes region of New York. I’ve been married 19 years. 983 more words

How Does It Feel To Be Adopted

Meet the Mama - Karen Apsey: an adopted Heart Mama who grew her family through adoption

Karen’s story is particularly special because she has experienced adoption in a way that most Heart Mamas have not – she was adopted into her own family as a child and has also chosen to grow her family through adoption. 460 more words

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