Having lived over half my life abroad now and having done a fair bit of traveling, I have constantly been forced to deal with the question of “Where are you from?”. From the perspective of my physical appearance, the confusion that sets in when I respond with “I’m from the States” is somewhat understandable. The […]
Every once in a while a search phrase comes up in the stats that really gets to me. I thought we might share them, because they speak volumes.
I recently received a “cease and desist” letter from an adoptive parent who had posted an entry basically stating that she was sick of IA criticism. Her blog was open to comments, and I commented, but apparently the blog is only open to some comments. I think the letter itself is interesting, because it really […]
I saw this post on the Huffington Post web site: Abyssinian Princess on Horseback: Inspiration for all Orphans And I was literally dumbstruck. Abyssinia? The European colonial name for the former kingdom of Ethiopia? They refuse to post my entire comment, so I would like to put it here: In adoptee circles, we joke about […]
I’ve often thought that at some point the shock caused by those of us testifying about adoptee rights might wear off, and the backlash would begin. I see in a way the Washington Times story as that kind of reactionary response to the subject. More worrisome is the legal or other societal maneuvers that might […]
There is so much to comment on in this story in the Washington Times. To start off, “Red Thread: An Adoptive Family Forum” is the discussion board’s name. Second, you might think that something called “an adoptive family forum” might allow posts from, say, the adopted. I’m pretty sure I was part of an “Adoptive […]
1954-1955 Discovering Amerasian Children 1956 “Having Trouble Finding Little Ones” 1957-1958 “Swamped” with Requests for Children 1959 Counseling More Mothers 1960-1964 “House Slaves?” For the Love of Children How are the Mothers Today? 1954-1955: Discovering Amerasian Children Bertha Marian Holt was born in 1905 to Clifford and Eva Holt. She married Harry Holt, a first […]
I found this story on the AP wire about a Guatamala judge demanding the return of an adopted child in the States inspiring, because it answers for me the question “how might adoption end”? I’ve stated it often, in piques of hyperbole, that mothers worldwide should be empowered to take their children back, and now […]