Author Archives: Eliza Thomas

Being an older parent can even make the song "Ode to Joy" worrisome.

“Ode to Joy”

“Ode to Joy”

A simple radio broadcast can bring up my worries for my daughter's future, and my fears as an older parent.

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The Red Blanket

[Book Review] The Red Blanket

On the crowded shelf of children's books about adoption from China, don't overlook The Red Blanket, a book by Eliza Thomas, with irresistible illustrations by Joe Cepeda.

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Adopting as an older parent has its challenges

“Old Bones”

I've reached a point in life where both my young daughter and my aging mother depend on me. Can I afford to be fragile?

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Single parent adoption can create loving families

“Until the Real Thing Comes Along”

After adopting in mid-life, I found I welcomed the role of single parent. Perhaps this is because I can deal only with one big relationship at a time, and my daughter takes up all the room.

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