Becoming an Advocate at School

Schools and assignments can be insensitive to adoption issues. One mom-turned-activist describes how to create adoption awareness at your school.

How to raise adoption awareness at school
Before becoming an adoptive parent, I had never written a letter to the editor of a magazine nor joined in advocacy for any cause in a strong, personal way. But when the choice my husband and I had made for adoption was questioned—and my own children were affected—I was driven to action. In February, we arrived home from Russia with our son, James Kolya, then four, and our daughter, Emma Vika, just over 21 months. By the time we enrolled ...

There’s nothing like a school’s insensitivity to adoption to turn a quiet mom into a bold activist.

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