Author Archives: Jessica O'Dwyer


Mothering Children of Color Who Are Becoming Adults

Mothering Children of Color Who Are Becoming Adults

As my children move into the world without me, I can’t protect them the way I could when they were little. I can’t assume that their lives and actions will be cloaked with the same privilege I was born with.

A young boy, adopted from Guatemala, hugging a woman's pregnant belly

“Pondering My Son Mateo’s Family Tree”

My son's story started before I met him. His pre-adoption prologue is one I may never know. But of this I am sure: Mateo was born to be my son.


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