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Adoption & Mister Rogers

Adoption & Mister Rogers

Mister Rogers and I go way back.  Every day, we’d spend an hour of our afternoons together, he and I.  Not in person, of course, but through his PBS show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which I loved so much even as a very young child and especially into preschool-hood.  From his somewhat OCD routine of changing … Continue reading

Talking to Our Kid(s) About Adoption – Part 1

Talking to Our Kid(s) About Adoption – Part 1

Open adoption, as you read in our previous post, is about establishing and maintaining an open relationship between the adopted child, the birth parent(s), and the adoptive parent(s).  Because we understand the benefits of such a relationship, we’re obviously committing to more than just raising a child as our own.  As part of that relationship, we want … Continue reading

Opening up to Open Adoption

Opening up to Open Adoption

When *A* and I first started researching adoption, we had a couple of notions in our heads about what the adoption process and raising an adopted child might be like.  Collectively, we’ve known a few people who were adopted, and have known at least one family who adopted.  Prior to cracking a few books on … Continue reading

Imagination & Sweet Moon Baby

Imagination & Sweet Moon Baby

Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale Written by Karen Henry Clark, Illustrated by Patrice Barton Published in 2010 by Knopf, NY This is a short book, and for *A,* it was a fairly straightforward, sweet fairy tale.  For me, initially, it was fraught with difficulty.  Or perhaps, I was the one experiencing the difficulty.  Discussion … Continue reading

30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

The Huffington Post is (re-)publishing a series of online articles called “30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days,” designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting adoptive parents and others touched by adoption and the adoption process. It turned out to be quite a look … Continue reading