The complexity of adoptive parents

Adoption is complex.  All of it.  And sometimes we, as adoptees, don’t fully understand how complex it is until we lose our adoptive parents.  Because many times, our adoptive parents, good or bad, are the only people who moored us to existence.

History of adoption?

Does anyone know the history of transracial adoption, going back to before there were any laws? I’m wondering what historical examples there are, especially in ancient Asia. I’ve been thinking about Moses as a transracial adoption story, how terribly it worked out for his adoptive country. Also, how he needed a burning bush to give […]

Natural and Unnatural Parents

Both adoption and donor conception practices produce children whose parents (or at least one of the parents) are social constructs. Nature is removed from the relationship and replaced with legal forms. For adoptees, the courts assign adults who in all respects are intended to become full and sole parents. They are creations of law. For […]