Are Adoptees Blank Slates?
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by TAO
3M ago
An Adoptee on twitter made an observation that summed up the reality for many adoptees and I can’t find the tweet. Argh. The gist of it was even if you get the names of your mother and father to compile your ancestral history, you are only finding names, dates, sometimes places, and yet, there is ..read more
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Revolving Cradles
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by TAO
4M ago
The post in the box below was originally posted January 24, 2011 ..read more
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Lies in adoption are wrong
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by TAO
5M ago
Adoption has a history of cutting fathers out of the picture and anyone in adoption reading this post knows it’s been fairly common in infant adoption throughout the years. I haven’t been keeping up on what’s happening in adoption lately, at least not until yesterday that is. In a group that I’d previously believed ensured ..read more
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Adoption Month – November 2nd, 2023
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by TAO
5M ago
Many people in adoption have heard the term Seven Core Issues, I’ve written about them multiple times, but, until today, I don’t think I’ve ever read the original article written by by Deborah N. Silverstein and Sharon Kaplan titled Lifelong Issues in Adoption. I recommend everyone take the time to read the article linked below ..read more
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“I’m sorry you had a bad experience”
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by TAO
6M ago
A few days ago I was intrigued by a thread in an adoption group and started reading the different points of view from members of all sides. And, as I’m sure you’ve guessed by the title, an AP didn’t like what she was hearing from an adoptee, and said: “I’m sorry you had a bad ..read more
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Not Right in my book…
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by TAO
6M ago
Yesterday, I read the article linked below, today, I can’t get it out of my mind. Thoughts? When Foster Parents Don’t Want to Give Back the Baby If a foster parent fought the natural parents so they can adopt the child as the linked article states, how will the adoptive parents tell the child their ..read more
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“The role of the nurse in relinquishments and adoptions in Colorado”. 1961
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by TAO
7M ago
Adoption history of the role of the Public Health Nurse interests me, I also had an Auntie who was a Public Health Visiting Nurse. This booklet describes both the different ways the Public Health Nurse worked back then in Colorado, and the ways people got around the rules. Per usual, I am only highlighting some ..read more
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There’s Always That One Adoptive Parent…
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by TAO
7M ago
Surprise – An Adoptive Parent on twitter has a problem with Adult Adoptees… Another Adoptee stated: “Adoption should absolutely be a last resort. 1) Family preservation (many relinquishments are due to lack of money). 2) Kinship care. 3) Care by genetic strangers but legal guardianship, not adoption.“ To which Adoptive Parent responded: “Sorry you think ..read more
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From 2014 – I finally know
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by TAO
8M ago
I started a draft post on my birthday and intended to post it a couple of weeks later, then I forgot until the other day, and now, it has morphed into a very long post because I’ve incorporated new thoughts into the post. We were watching Doctor Who and at the end they talked about family stories ..read more
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Adoption is not benign
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by TAO
8M ago
It seems that Nikki thinks adoption is some benign action because she is married to a man who is adopted. A man who may be perfectly fine with being adopted, he may also one day not be fine with it, hopefully not, because who would wish that on anyone, but middle age is when many ..read more
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