Archive for May 2015

Using Harry Potter To Tell An Adoptee The Harder Parts of Her Story

Using Harry Potter To Tell An Adoptee The Harder Parts of Her Story
Next weekend, I am taking my almost-twelve-year-old daughter to visit her birthmother, brother and sister. Up until now, the annual reunions have had a single goal: spend time together in a fun environment. We eat at casual family restaurants, swim in the hotel pool, attend museums and movies, and generally hang out. During these visits,... Read more »

Trying to Celebrate Mother’s Day When The Mothering Is Rough

I walked into a drugstore today to buy some Mother’s Day cards. I browsed through the sea of pastel, flowered cards. Each card was an ode to the World’s Best Mother or a testimony to the Mom of the Year. I put back each card I picked up, my fingers pressing against the cellophane-wrapped rhinestones.... Read more »