Monthly Archives: September 2016

“You’re Adopted!”

My eight birthday is a day I’ll never forget. Come sit beside me on the couch. I have something important to tell you,” my adoptive mother Rosella unexpectedly blurted out while nervously extending her hand. I hesitatingly complied. My senses were heightened in … Continue reading

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Adoption—“The Best of Times…the Worst of Times”

There are times when I pause to wonder how the 50,000 adopted children who enter the American child welfare system this year, often due to abuse and neglect, will refer to the best of times and the worst of times, … Continue reading

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Adoption—Self-discovery and Moral Character

“When life resembles a shipwreck, don’t forget to sing in the lifeboats—be happy knowing that it is far better to be living during a time when civilization is going to hell in a hand basket and collapsing all around you … Continue reading

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The Stigma of Adoption

A senior newspaper columnist recently asked me about the stigma of adoption. Reporter: “There are many social stigmas associated with adoption. The unwed mother feels guilt and culpability for her actions. Family members shame her, openly disapprove of her actions, and … Continue reading

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