Wordless Wednesday: The Sisters Edition

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The Reunion

Cross-post from dousingcomets.wordpress.com 9/13/2012:We often take for granted how much media and culture affect us as individuals, how T.V. and commercials really do seep into our brains without a second thought.  How the individuals that make decisions about programming, in a way, have us by the nads. ...more

Q's Homecoming

It was this light at 9:30PM...more

A Mother, Father and Child Reunion

I am a child of divorce. Of course since I was 4 when my parents divorced, I don’t remember much about their divorce or their marriage but I do remember bits and pieces of the aftermath. I remember the shuttling back and forth between homes – or rather states since my Dad lived in Texas...more
What an amazing story! I too have a "biological father" and a "step" father. Lots and lots of ...more

Watching My Daughter with The Mother I Didn't Grow Up With

Last weekend I watched my 9-year-old daughter Francesca swim in the Hudson River with my mother. This would not have been a remarkable event if I had ever gone swimming with my mother as a child. Or listened to her read bedtime stories or felt her lips on my cheek or watched her eyes widen in delight as I presented her with a hand-made Mother's Day card. I didn't do any of these things with my mother because I didn't meet her until I was a junior in college....more

A Memorial Day Reunion

A Memorial Day Reunion ...more

Adoption, Loss and Reunion: An Interview with the Author of Jessica Lost

At the beginning of the year, I was picking out books to read for the Adoption Reading Challenge I started. As I hopped around adoption-related books on Amazon, I came across one that would be released in May 2011: "Jessica Lost: A Story of Birth, Adoption & The Meaning of Motherhood." As a birth mother, I was exceptionally interested in this book as it is written by a birth mother, Bunny (Faith) Crumpacker, and an adult adoptee, Jil Picariello. I was thrilled to be able to interview Jil for BlogHer....more

I am an adoptive mother of identical twin girls, age 46. We have located the birth mother, but ...more


8th April 2005 Simon sent another message through Genes Reunited letting me know what his email address is – I’m not surprised though that he didn’t think to write straight to my email address. Let me know he has chatted to Anthony on msn messenger who seems to have left a good impression on Simon which has been a relief. It seems strange talking to Simon about Anthony though as none of my family ever talked about him so am relieved that Simon is so accepting of him....more

Dealing with attitudes

4th April 2005 Been a better day today. Helped by having a decent conversation in the chat room yesterday, made me realise how lucky I am compared to others who have greater problems than me. A couple of hours ago one of the church members came round to see us to let us know he wanted to give us his car. Typical I start something and company turns up so will have to come back to this later....more