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jillian-lauren's picture
Jan.24.2011
On Sunday, we celebrated the anniversary of the day that Tariku was first placed in our arms. He apparently got the memo that mommy was going to be a gooey, sentimental pushover that day because he turned on the wicked T-Bone charm and it totally worked. I gave him everything he wanted all day...
victoria-roder's picture
Dec.15.2010
     At the age of seven I was adopted.  Discharged from the hospital I arrived at my new family with a few belongings drowing in a paperbag.  That bag carried a few articles of clothing and one dirty, little doll with a tattered dress and ratted hair.   On Christmas Eve I opened a package and...
bro-smith-sgs's picture
Nov.13.2010
  Why did you leave me? Why? Quite often, these are the words are bleating from the mouth of those who have been abandoned. Further, these same words are propelled forth across their wetted lips, by the same driving force, gushing forth the symbiotic bitter tears, which stream from their bleary...
ilie-ruby's picture
Nov.12.2010
THE SMART HEART On a blustery fall day nearly two years ago, weeks after my two daughters and one son were adopted from Ethiopia, our two wild furry springerdoodles escaped. This was the 5th escape in a month. I had caught them at several failed attempts, trying to escape in three ways: 1) by...
rosy-cole's picture
Jun.20.2010
                         Diane Granito (with permission)   Might your family consider being a 'forever family' to one of America's 120,000 children registered for fostering or adoption? Perhaps you could help by spreading the...
sue-glasco's picture
Jun.12.2010
Approaching Amarillo, we passed the numerous signs challenging us to eat a 72 oz. steak to get it free. We arrived in Amarillo early Monday afternoon and checked into our motel.  Then we hurried to visit my sister Rosemary and husband Phil, whom we had not seen for a year.   (If you accept the Big...
sherrie-eldridge's picture
May.15.2010
One Little Word That Makes Doors Slam for Searching Adoptees Most of the US population isn't aware that adopted people are denied access to their original birth certificates. They're sealed by law "for our good." Oftentimes, hospital birth records are denied also. No wonder many of my...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.23.2010
I still remember the beggar girl craning her neck as the couple walked down the road, foreign tourists with straw hats, fair with golden hair. There was a girl with them. A girl as dark as the urchin. A girl who looked like an add-on, who did not seem to belong. Both girls were turning to look at...
gary-morgenstein's picture
Mar.01.2010
Gary Morgenstein Blog – February 2010 Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 5:46 am     OPEN YOUR HEARTS – AND ASK QUESTIONS By Gary Morgenstein, author of the critically acclaimed novel Jesse’s Girl, about an adopted teenager’s search for his biological sister   There is nothing more wonderful...
gary-morgenstein's picture
Mar.01.2010
Gary Morgenstein Blog – February 2010 Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 5:46 am     OPEN YOUR HEARTS – AND ASK QUESTIONS By Gary Morgenstein, author of the critically acclaimed novel Jesse’s Girl, about an adopted teenager’s search for his biological sister   There is nothing more wonderful...