There’s a new adoption-related movie out that is getting good reviews. Philomena, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena by Martin Sixsmith, is the account of an Irish woman’s fifty-year search for the son she was coerced to surrender to adoption. The subject matter, and the fact that it stars the amazing Judi Dench, means I can’t wait […]
I’m over at Adoption Voices Magazine this week talking about the cracks in my adoptee façade. Chances are good that you, or someone you know, has been touched by adoption in some manner. I invite you to stop by and join in the conversation.
We arrived home from enjoying a sunny and warm week in Playa Del Carmen one week ago and ever since then I’ve been struggling to get back in the groove of life. I’ve been in a funk. At first I chalked it up to fatigue from the long flight and adjusting to the time zone […]
As an adoptee I’ve often speculated about which of my characteristics and personality traits are the result of the gene pool I came from as opposed to the environment I grew up in. Is the reason I’ve never enjoyed large gatherings and parties because people in my tribe are naturally quiet and enjoy solitude? Is […]
I received an email recently from a woman who stumbled across A Slice of Life Writing while doing research about adoption and birth mothers. Through a chain of events she discovered, and subsequently informed me, of a modest sum of money in a bank account that had belonged to my birth mother. You hear about these […]
Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the Adoption Bloggers Interview Project. I’ve been paired up with Shannon from One Inch of Grace who is an adoptive mom of two beautiful children. Shannon and her husband adopted their children from the foster care system and she brings a unique perspective to the conversation about adoption. […]
Today, I’m delighted to share this video trailer of a book called Open Adoption, Open Heart written by the adoptive father of two beautiful children, and fellow-contributor to Adoption Voices Magazine, Russell Elkins. Stories like this, and people like Russell, give me hope for the future of adoption. His children will never have to wonder what […]
There’s no longer any denying it: today is the first day of autumn and summer is over. With the passing of summer my thoughts turn from gardening and other summer pleasures back to writing projects. I regret that writing has taken a backseat in my life for the past few months. I don’t regret the […]