When I became the mother to two, and then three, I learned that you can’t love all your children in the same way. But you can love them the same amount.
“Are Your Sons Related?”
My sons have a deep and enduring bond. So why do people need to know if they’re real brothers?
[Book Review] In My Heart
Molly Bang’s warm, reassuring children’s book provides a tender reminder of the bond between parent and child, even when they are apart all day long. In My Heart doesn’t mention adoption, but the illustrations led my son to say, “Look, Mom! He’s adopted, like me!”
“According to Our Adoption Plan”
Adopting a third child so quickly wasn’t part of our initial design. But I’ve learned that the best things happen when you least expect them.
“Finding Diversity in a Small Town”
Through adoption, a homogeneous little town takes on a new complexion.
“Mixing Up Our Family’s Birth Order”
Although “expert advice” tells parents not to disrupt the birth order when adopting, reshuffling the deck gave us just the right hand.
[Movie Review] Adopted
What is life like for a person adopted internationally? Adopted digs deep into the lives of two adoptive families to find out.
Birth Parent Search in International Adoption
Adoptive parents around the globe are seeking their children’s first families — even before these children voice an opinion on the matter. But do we know what we’re doing?
“My Boys, ‘The Immigrants'”
When my Latino sons were babies, white people on the street couldn’t stop cooing over them. Lately, things have changed.