Archive for February 2013

"Why is there a whole song about girls showing their boobs in movies?"

I invited my 9-yr-old, K, to watch the first part of the Oscars with me.  I wanted her to see Quvenzhané Wallis, the 9-yr-old girl who was nominated for Best Actress, making her the youngest female ever to receive such an honor.  K was also eager to see if Brave would win Best Animated Feature,... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: Paperwork and Profiles

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: Paperwork and Profiles
It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. Please read the January, 2003 post. February 2003 The autopsy on baby Matthew is inconclusive as to which exact kidney... Read more »

If I Could Act Like a Toddler for a Day

If I Could Act Like a Toddler for a Day
I am sitting in a coffee shop, trying to work on an anti-bullying presentation, but my attention has been captivated by a mischievous toddler who is causing his poor mom all sorts of distress. The little guy shrieks and throws a package of cookies, and I gaze around, noting the range of emotions on the... Read more »
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A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger
This is the third part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries, and Part 2.) By Casey Anderson It was an ordinary day until 4:53 pm.  Conference calls and meetings, homework assignments and mulling over dinner.  I booted my computer... Read more »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Two: Living with Unacknowledged Loss

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Two: Living with Unacknowledged Loss
This is the second part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries.) By Casey Anderson I picked myself up and left that town in late summer with a man who would become my first husband a few months later.  We... Read more »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part 1: Choice, Coercion, and An Unheard Protest

A First Mother’s Agony, Part 1: Choice, Coercion, and An Unheard Protest
Introduction by Carrie Goldman, Host of Portrait of an Adoption During the month of January, the Huffington Post reran a 30-day series from my blog called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, a series that gives voice to many different points of view of adoption.  As many adoptive parents discovered, there was a group of... Read more »
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