Importance of Birth Fathers

Importance of Birth Fathers

Written by on 21 April, 2014 in Adoption, Blog with 0 Comments

Today is the two year anniversary of our youngest son, Marquell’s, b-father, Dion, passing away; I really liked Dion.  We had heard from the agency what a wonderful son we were adopting but that he showed a few behavior problems when it came to his b-father.  In other words, he lied to see his dad.  […]

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Birthday Wishes Mom

Birthday Wishes Mom

Written by on 10 April, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Mom sleeps most of the time, so she didn’t know when Tandra arrived.  What I find amazing with grandchildren is that they enjoy what I consider to be annoying work.  We hired a man to tar our driveway, and two of our dogs got outside by accident.  Our mini-dachshund, Oscar, flopped over on his back […]

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ACLU and Catholic Church Team Up Against Pennsylvania Adoption Bill

ACLU and Catholic Church Team Up Against Pennsylvania Adoption Bill

Written by on 22 March, 2014 in Adoption with 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania legislature has a bill HB 162 to open original records to adoptees.  Unfortunately, the ACLU and the Catholic Church have teamed up to stop the bill from going through. “Evil thrives when good people do nothing,” by Edmund Burke. Or worse, when good people encourage it.  That goes for the church too.  Roe […]

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How Ohio Right to Life Could Include the Full Adoption Triad into their Bill.

How Ohio Right to Life Could Include the Full Adoption Triad into their Bill.

Written by on 19 March, 2014 in Adoption, Blog with 0 Comments

No one likes to be ignored and trivialized especially those who feel that they have something to share that would make a difference.  If you have been traumatized because of adoption, you want to see changes.  There is an entire herd of us with similar experiences, why ignore us?  Not all of us have pretty […]

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Adopt a Dog – Adopt a Child – Adopt a Highway

Adopt a Dog – Adopt a Child – Adopt a Highway

Written by on 17 March, 2014 in Adoption with 0 Comments

First, I love my dogs.  When I had my 14 year old doxie put down in July of 2013 I cried harder and had a longer recovery time than I did when some adoptive family members passed away.  However, animals and children should not be put in the same category.  The children in the adoption category […]

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Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis Dead Because They’re Black?

Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis Dead Because They’re Black?

Written by on 2 March, 2014 in Adoption with 0 Comments

U.S. has Declared Open Season on Teenage Black Boys.  My sympathies go out to all the African American mothers of teenage sons across the U.S.  Honestly, I can say I thought that as a country we had come further since Martin Luther King Jr. walked this land than this.  Two teenage black boys shot and […]

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Older Adoptees Managing Money

Older Adoptees Managing Money

Written by on 1 March, 2014 in Adoption with 0 Comments

Sometimes it’s just fun to reminisce about the early days with our children.  I began giving Alex an allowance when he first got home with us from Ukraine at eleven years old, and since he couldn’t speak any English I couldn’t explain what an allowance was all about.  It wasn’t a lot of money each […]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Adoption

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Adoption

Written by on 21 February, 2014 in Adoption & Mental Health with 0 Comments

For the last two weeks I’ve been in a real funk; it finally hit me: my a-mother’s little brother died.  He was 82 years old.  My a-mother cried when she got the news, and I felt real bad for her.  Her first words, “Can I go to the funeral?” “No.  It’s a three and a […]

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Dickson Couple lose 9 year-old; birth father’s rights restored after illegal termination.

Dickson Couple lose 9 year-old; birth father’s rights restored after illegal termination.

Written by on 10 February, 2014 in Adoption with 0 Comments

“Oh good, Charlie’s wife is here.  Would you get me my pills?”  My mother commands.  She’s having one of those days where she’s confused.  “It’s nice when she’s here.  I like her.”  My mother states diplomatically to herself. It’s nice to know that my mother thinks I do a responsible job caring for her, and […]

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The Dixons, a Great Grandmother, and Kansas DCF

Written by on 31 January, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

These types of adoption cases have been all too common for over a century, but because of closed records and lack of technology never got to the public eye until now.  A baby girl whether black or white is a prize in the adoption world.  Adoptive parents want girls.  For some reason girls are considered […]

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