You know what sucks about this? Beyond this child being a sexual predator at 12 years old, beyond that this child needs serious clinical help, beyond his victims, beyond the possible trauma he experienced that motivated such behavior.Continue reading
One of my best friends recently shared this with me. I knew it would be good because…well because it’s from Oprah, but I didn’t expect it to be as powerful as it is. Mattie Stepanek was a gift to this world. He definitely was here for a purpose and he lived for his purpose every moment he could! Oprah calls him a prophet of our time who just happens to be in little boys’ clothing. No doubt he was a prophet of sorts. An amazing amazing amazing soul. Check out this piece. You won’t regret it.
Susan Boyle, the opera singer who shocked audiences around the world (and Simon Cowell) with her performance on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2009, wants to adopt a baby! Boyle is 53 years old and has Asperger’s Syndrome. Should these two factors keep her from being able to adopt?Continue reading
So, this has nothing to do with adoption. I was thrown off track for a while and this is the last thing I have because of the track I was thrown on to. So, I thought I would share it with you anyway. That Adopted Girl Set Free & Worthy Newsletter
…..ADOPTION EXPERT back in action.
By the way…I will be doing a newsletter every other week that you can sign up for at www.ThatAdoptedGirl.com. It’ll be interesting :). Like an e-mail between friends. Not like a 5 page newsletter with a million different things to search through. That’s not my style.
Some of the ways in which we refer to love make it seem terrifying.
There is a lot of falling involved. It defies the laws of physics. Somehow you can both fall in to, and fall out of love. Falling is terrifying, and thus is love. To clarify, falling is actually terrifying. Love is not intrinsically terrifying.
I can’t believe it has almost been a year since I first wrote this for America Adopts!
Juliana, who works for a non-profit organization in Las Vegas and recently started an MBA program, hopes that sharing her story will give others a deeper understanding about what it means to grow up in an open adoption. To find out more about her and her thoughts about adoption, visit her Facebook page, That Adopted Girl
1. What does open adoption mean to you?
It is having the ability to ask your birth parents the questions that adoptees in closed adoptions rarely get answered. It means never wondering if you were given up because your birth parents didn’t love you or didn’t want you. It means being able to develop a thorough understanding of how and why you wound up somewhere other than in a home with your biological parents. At least this is what I experience/experienced.