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Letter to Samuel’s Birth Mother 10

I want to encourage all adoptive parents to consider journaling to their child(ren)’s birth mother/father. Even if you don’t believe the parent will ever be able to see your letters, it may one day be a comfort to your child

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The Deadly Mosquito 14

It looks as though I’ve contracted malaria along with a couple of other things. Another of our Ethiopia team members also developed malaria and a host of other maladies. Please pray for his recovery and medical treatment.   It was

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Completing a family – the adoption story 6

Who doesn’t love a good birth or adoption story? This one is the Grumet family’s, in links that were compiled here by Kendall. This post (January 28, 2010), written in the midst of other posts regarding social worker visits (“Please God,

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Ethics (or lack thereof) in Ethiopian Adoptions 86

Earlier this year I attended an adoption-centered Christian women’s retreat. One evening at dinner, some of my table-mates asked me my thoughts about ethics in Ethiopian adoptions. I gave a guarded response, knowing that many of these women were in

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Meeting With Samuel’s Birth Mother- Thoughts Before the Visit 19

  “I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates. It doesn’t just hold—that’s ego. Love liberates. It doesn’t bind. Love says, ‘I love you. I

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Adoption Is Trendy? 40

Yes, unfortunately adoption is trendy.   I am very worried about the consequences of adoption being something stylish, rather than a creation of a family.  (Fact: Ethiopian adoptions doubled following Angelina Jolie’s adoption of her daughter.)   International and transracial

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It’s my SITS DAY! 88

Holy Cow! Today is my SITS Day! (It’s a big deal!) What is SITS? Visit here for details. So, here is a little about who I am and about this blog for all my fellow SITS sisters and new readers-

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