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What adoption has taught me about fatherhood, family, and myself
Recent Blog Posts
We've recently jumped back into the fray of home visits, background checks, and endless piles of paperwork to complete a second adoption.
Is there a right way to explain to a child how unknown adult circumstances forever altered his life? I think about this often, and while yes, there might be a right way to go about it, it won't be easy. What will I say when my son asks why?
Reaching out to other families who adopted from our son's children's home in India has brought affirming benefits for our son and ourselves -- and a serendipitous connection.
We hoped that not giving our son a new name would help him take something from the culture he had to leave behind.
The decision to withhold beef from our diets as well as from Manu's, arguably the most culturally significant food restriction we can impose upon him, is about preserving a vestige of his Indian heritage.
An Independence Day celebration with my son, adopted from India, brought up questions I'll have to help answer about nationality and cultural identity.
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Recent Adoption Blog Comments
Yep we’re a work-in-progress around here, Danielle. ...
Ladies…don’t mean to hijack your posts but I have been searching for others that may be able to help me. I have 3 biokids that…...
Very cool mommy2k. I love the font of the “K”. Very pretty and meaningful! ...
i just did this last week and then saw your post today! i also blogged about it today at http://chixnuggetsandcookiebutts.blogspot.com/ i got my son’s first…...
We too have an adopted child. Get this…..we (you and I) are cousins! We need to meet. Our sons will have something in common that…...
I hope your experience and advice will help others who are planning visits with their child’s birth family. You brought up a lot of points…...