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Insensitive Questions need to be answered directly

Insensitive Questions need to be answered directly

Does a questioner have the right to want to know about an adopted child’s birth parents? This issue was presented last summer in Creating a Family. A young mother who adopted a mixed-race child agonized in a blog post Is His Father Black? about what to tell people when they asked her about the child’s racial mix. She would explain that the child’s father was Black and the mother White, but ...

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I Want Straight Blonde Hair, Like my Friend’s

I Want Straight Blonde Hair, Like my Friend’s

So here I am, considering straightening my hair again. It’s something I’ve not done in some 12 years, probably longer. Although the style has stayed the same for so long, I consider it fortunate that I can play around with my look, although for the most part, I am pleased just having it naturally curly and short. It’s a choice I made when I came to the US where I found suitable, but unpleasant beauty parlors. That is ...

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Split at the Root PAPERBACK version now available at Amazon

Split at the Root PAPERBACK version now available at Amazon

With childhood friend Hannali 3yrs old

 

 

Finally out in both versions and I am thrilled… Now the Paperback version of my book is also available at Amazon. ...

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Relevant Time Magazine Article

Relevant Time Magazine Article

Should Race be a Factor in Adoptions?

The Donald B. Johnson Adoption Institute, a non-profit, has for decades studied concerns that affect transracial adoptions. Their findings underline the issues I dealt with as a child such as feeling uncomfortable in the presence of Black people, lacking a mechanism to recognize and confront racism, and no sense of racial pride and did not wish to be identified as a Black. At the time and place, my German parents offered me Marian Anderson ...

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Paperback edition of Split at the Root is now available at Amazon

Paperback edition of Split at the Root is now available at Amazon

Finally!

Off to Jamaica,1955I’m thoroughly delighted to announce that the paperback version of Split at the Root is now available through Amazon! I am amazed at the many wonderful comments I have been receiving and hope you enjoy reading about the many issues I address in my memoir.

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Relevant podcast: helping your adopted child heal from trauma and loss

Relevant podcast: helping your adopted child heal from trauma and loss

The October 05, 2012 podcast Attachment in Adoption is a Two-Way Street, offered by Creating a Family.org. Dawn Davenport and Carol Losier discussed several issues that related to concerns adoptive parents regularly worry about. With regard to an adopted child’s behavior, parents often wonder if it is an adoption, or a normal issue. That is always going to be the question when there are no family members the child can be compared ...

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Split at the Root is now available as ebook from Amazon

Split at the Root is now available as ebook from Amazon

Catana at 7years with doll LuluI’m delighted to announce that both the paperback and the ebook are now available through Amazon. The first ebook was downloaded in Germany!

Use this link to purchase Split at the Root in PAPERBACK or for your KINDLE from Amazon!

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