Some of the things I read this week, and wanted to share.
“Look, Mom — a parade!” my 4-year old daughter was giddy when she saw the front page of today’s newspaper.
That’s what my daughter associated with the images circulating of white folks holding tiki torches while proudly waving confederate flags down the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. (Full Article)
Prospective adoptive parents need to do the heavy lifting of discerning why openness scares them. Is it jealousy? False stereotypes? Not wanting to “share?” Barring a true issue of trauma or safety, research tells us that some degree of openness is best for the adoptee. At its core, adoption is about “sharing.” Our kids come from a family of origin and that cannot be erased or ignored. ( full article)
Another tally mark in the “things I never expected when I signed up for this” category. (Read Full Article Here)