Tag: National Adoption Month

If This, Then That: Reflections on Adoption

The theology of adoption has a thick ribbon of rescue running through it. To rescue a child in dire straits is heroic. No doubt about it, children who are available for adoption, those beautiful little faces you see on the adoption web pages and… Continue Reading “If This, Then That: Reflections on Adoption”

Part 2: National Adoption Month

The great ruse of adoption is that except for the fact that an adopted child isn’t biologically born from the person mothering them everything else is the same. It isn’t. The Hallmark cards with the beautiful cursive verses that talk about a child being… Continue Reading “Part 2: National Adoption Month”

Part 1: National Adoption Month

It’s National Adoption Month so here’s my trilogy of adoption posts starting with this one, the question: Do you ever regret adopting? The answer depends on who is doing the asking.  If it’s another adoptive parent, I say what’s true. Sometimes.

If This, Then That: Reflections on Adoption

The theology of adoption has a thick ribbon of rescue running through it. To rescue a child in dire straits is heroic. No doubt about it, children who are available for adoption, those beautiful little faces you see on the adoption web pages and… Continue Reading “If This, Then That: Reflections on Adoption”

Thinking about Adoption? Ten Things to Ponder

It’s that time of year when many people start thinking about adoption. The holidays, families coming together, often are the impetus for serious discussions about adoption.  Frankly, sometimes I wonder why everybody doesn’t adopt children. Other times, I wonder why anyone would. I’m not ambivalent, just multi-faceted.… Continue Reading “Thinking about Adoption? Ten Things to Ponder”

The Gathering

It could get crowded in my dining room with those three other women, the mothers of my adopted children. It made things tight bringing food out and clearing the table, struggling to inch past them, the skinny and stout, all with black hair and… Continue Reading “The Gathering”

Worlds Apart: Adopting an Older Child

This is National Adoption Month and I want people to think about adopting older kids.  Practically everyone can envision themselves rescuing a baby Moses from the reeds but it’s a lot harder to become someone’s mother when you have to get them to agree… Continue Reading “Worlds Apart: Adopting an Older Child”

10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A

Child.  It’s National Adoption Month.  Because a lot of what I write  has a bit of an edge to it, people might think I’m cynical about adoption or disappointed or disillusioned.  And they’d be right.  But I also feel grateful, lucky and amazed.  Same… Continue Reading “10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A”

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