Category Archives: Adoption

Silent No More

I’ve been contemplating getting back in the blogging spirit, and had a couple of different blogposts in mind for doing that.  Those will have to wait, though, because something that came across my internet connection yesterday was begging for a … Continue reading

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Medical History Should Be a Human Right

The thoughts in this post will be nothing new to all the adoptees out there, but dang it, I thought I’d throw my two cents in as a parent to a child with no medical history. Access to your family’s … Continue reading

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RAD and Normalcy: Is RAD Actually the Normal Response for an Adoptee?

Disclaimer:  This is certainly not a new topic.  I don’t want to pretend that this post represents any kind of brainstorm on my part– this topic has been bandied about for a long time in adoptee circles, and has a … Continue reading

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Guilt, Empathy, and Inauthenticity: (My) Transracial Adoptive Parenting

I’ve been thinking about parenting a lot lately, and adoptive parenting in particular.  What qualities make for a good parent?  What qualities does a good adoptive parent possess?  What additional qualities are required if the adoption is transracial or cultural? … Continue reading

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What is Family? A post for National Adoption Awareness Month

This is a post I first started back on March after a very good conversation with Bug, but for some unknown reason I never got around to finishing it. Since it’s now the dreaded National Adoption Awareness Month.  Most people … Continue reading

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To My Bug’s First Parents

Dear First Parents, I just wanted to let you know that you are not forgotten.  Our beautiful Bug loves you and misses you.  She thinks about you every day.  As we talked about the beautiful Autumn Moon this weekend, and … Continue reading

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Dear white people– it is not my daughter’s job to educate you about race.

One day last summer Bug and I were at the local zoo, by the elephant exhibit, minding our own business, and looking at the elephants.  I heard someone loudly point Bug out to his son and say, “look– she’s from the same place as … Continue reading

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What we learned from our trip to China

It’s been a few months since we got back from China, so I thought it would be a good time to put into words what we as a family got out of the trip. For Bug, it was wonderful.  She … Continue reading

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Our Trip Made CNN International!

I guess I should finish the series on it! http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/17/world/asia/chinese-adoptees-return/index.html  

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Our China Trip Day 7 (Guilin) — June 5, 2012

I’ll keep this day of our trip mostly private for obvious reasons, but this was the day we visited the place Bug spent the first year of her life– the Guilin Social Welfare Institution, aka her orphanage.  Bug handled the visit very … Continue reading

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