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Blended-family testimony: we still feel like two families

Here is a post from somebody who has lived through the “blended family” experience as a child.

Ordinary Blended Family

I appreciate her honesty, I really do. 54 more words

Children Of Divorce

I'm not dead yet!

So on June 15th, we officially received our license and were officially a foster home. Six hours later I was about to get my hair cut when my cell phone rang and they needed  a place for a baby for one night. 1,124 more words

Today In OCD...

Gaslighting children in "alternative" families

Normally, gaslighting requires two people: the manipulator and the target. The manipulator lies to the target about what the target perceives, believes, feels, etc. He does this in order to gain control over the target. 421 more words

Children Of Divorce

Adoption Finalization Update

I feel like I’m due for an adoption process update.

As per normal the adoption process causes me nothing but stress and anxiety.

Except….when our lawyer said that possible unknown birth father rights weren’t terminated. 356 more words


Adoption Expenses

A common theme in our lives for what feels like forever now has been the astronomical cost of our international adoption.  It feels as though the costs have continued to climb for reasons we cannot understand.  360 more words


Same-sex marriage is a luxury good being paid for by the poor

I used to be a member of a website known as Ricochet. I was a member for a couple years and let my membership lapse once. 868 more words