Monthly Archives: September 2014

“Adoption—life is like riding a bicycle”

Life is like riding a bicycle—maintain your balance and keep moving forward—but know that when fate hands us a flat tire or a unicycle life’s challenges are greatly increased. If we move too slowly our steadiness decreases. Our equilibrium wanes; we … Continue reading

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The adoption narrative—what is the thematic conflict of your adoption story?

How would Shakespeare describe the thematic conflict of your adoption narrative? Is your adoption story a plot-driven conflict resulting from a tragic accident, natural disaster, or an act of fate that unexpectedly left a hapless child stranded along life’s highway; … Continue reading

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“The legend of the twin boys adopted by a wolf”

A boy who loved adventure said recently, “Most adoption stories are boring. If I was an author, I would write a book about a child who becomes lost in the forest and is adopted by wolves—that would be an exciting … Continue reading

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