Political Correctness: Don't Make Yourself A Victim!

Political correctness has become a straightjacket. ~ Gary Oldman...more

To Tell or Not: When to Tell People Your Child Is Adopted

One of the typical challenges I find as an adoptive mother is when to tell people my son Jed is adopted and when not to. I’m not talking about family members or close friends here, and I’m certainly not talking about small talk at an office holiday party. No, I mean neighbors, teachers, bus drivers, doctors, babysitters; people you know and trust but maybe aren’t really in the "let’s share secrets" circle. Now, normally I wouldn’t really care to tell anyone Jed is adopted, mostly because it’s personal and really nobody’s business....more

Love Doesn’t Make You Color Blind

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.I read an article the other day that said something like 40% of all adoptions are now trans-racial.  How fantastic, I thought!  So many families that look like ours!...more

The Russian Adoption Ban; It Doesn’t Apply to American Foster Children

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. ~ Ronald Reagan...more
Hi Katie..I'm from Puerto Rico and I heard  a story about a Puerto Rican family that had ...more

Finding Your Personal Confidence; Living The Life You Imagine

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David ThoreauDo you ever wonder why some people are so talented/ charismatic/ interesting/ creative/ (fill in the blank here), and you are… well, you?  ...more

Who Does Your Son's Hair?

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. ~ Benjamin FranklinLike most mothers who are expecting, adoptive parents spend a lot of time preparing themselves for their new son or daughter. They read books, blogs, magazines, take classes, talk to other adoptive parents, you name it. Some adoptive parents try to cover not only the basics of child care, but also a whole range of posibilities; a child with special needs, a child of a different race, a child with trauma. ...more