This summer is unexpectedly turning into one of reconnecting with people who inhabit special places in my heart. It was a joy to get together with a dear friend I haven't seen in over twenty years and find that, though our lives are dramatically different from what they were when we first became friends in the early 1980s,
I spent an enjoyable afternoon prop shopping with a friend earlier this week and fell in love with this cute little pot. What I didn't notice until this morning was that it has a crack in it that only adds to its charm. That crack reminded me of a piece I wrote about a cracked
A few years ago I wrote a short article called No Angry Adoptees Here for an online adoption publication. I took a lot of flack for that article and it ended up being one of the most commented upon pieces in the publication. I wrote from the perspective of an adoptee choosing to follow a path
This piece was original published by the Forget Me Not Family Society in the Winter 2015 edition of the Adoption Circles newsletter. My husband gave me an antique stove for Christmas. It now sits in my office and every time I enter the room I‘m reminded of a time when life was perhaps less complicated, but certainly harsher, than
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