After more than 60 years of mothering her cousin, Muriel Clatyon, 92 years old, has adopted 76-year-old Mary Smith.
When Mary was a teen her father passed away suddenly, at 45, from a heart attack and her mom couldn’t care for her anymore. At 14, Mary needed a home and Muriel stepped up without a second thought. She wanted to adopt Mary but says that, out of respect for Mary’s mother, she couldn’t make that offer while she was alive. … Keep Reading!!!
In entertainment news (that really isn’t news), Scarlett Johansson pumped at the Oscars.
Johansson, who gave birth to daughter Rose in early September, “wasn’t shy about pumping backstage” according to Hollywoodlife.com. The online publication went on to report that the new mom pumped right before she went on stage to present.
Practically, this would make sense. If I was lactating and had to wear an evening gown (the brave woman looked like she was wearing a silk- satin blend) … Keep Reading!!!
It doesn’t get much cuter than cross-species nursing. Check out this video of a cat and her kittens taking care of and nursing a baby squirrel.… Keep Reading!!!
I came across these pictures that were taken almost 4 years ago exactly. It was the day Samuel came home.
The boys were cracking up when they saw these. He hadn’t even been in the US for 24 hours when the photos below were snapped.
I remember at the time thinking that, although he looked really happy, he would probably regress. I wasn’t taking in the moment because I was planning for major attachment and adjustment issues.
Well, 4 years … Keep Reading!!!
By Kate Parker
“Blended” has followed the journey of Sam, my nephew, from the day he was born and adopted into the unbelievably excited arms of my sister and brother in law as well as the rest of our extended family. We are so in love with this amazing little man who has brought such joy into our lives. There are so many wonderful and interesting things I am documenting, the power of love, the agonizing wait (and then elation) … Keep Reading!!!
Meredith Dennis’ foster family told her that they wanted to give her some accolades that she may want videotape to watch later. Truthfully, they wanted to surprise her with an offer to bring her into their family permanently.
Her reaction made us all burst into tears.… Keep Reading!!!
This morning, I was reading an article on the Barbour adoption abuse case.
Adoption abuse cases from Ethiopia (most recently, Hana’s story and the case of the Barbour’s) have been making me think a lot about my evolving views on adoption.
It’s hard to look at my beautiful, loving family and sit in the question. Our decision to adopt is not something we regret..not by a long shot. However, the more we learn about the ethics of adoption (both … Keep Reading!!!
Dr. Karyn Purvis explains the importance of giving voice to adopted children and how parents can do that.
I think this is an excellent reminder for all parents (not just adoptive parents) that allowing our child to have a voice is immensely important to their development.
This is my adopted son. Two weeks after he was born, I found out I was pregnant. I was not able to breastfeed him as an infant, but after about 4-5 months of watching his little sister nurse he became interested and I started tandem nursing. However, he would only nurse with a shield though….until today! I offered without a shield and he emptied both sides by himself, and then fell asleep. I feel so blessed to be … Keep Reading!!!
You may or may not have heard that on Sunday’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show she and the show panel showed a picture of the Romney family as one of the “photos of the year”.
The photo shows the large family with newest member, Kieran Romney, sitting on the knee of his grandfather, Mitt Romney.
Not really news-worthy…except Kieran is adopted, and happens to be black. Apparently, the Melissa Harris-Perry Show finds this to be news worthy.
And you know what? I … Keep Reading!!!
Samuel came home three years ago today. Looking back, it was a strange day full of a lot of emotions. There was the anticipation of his arrival which of course was exciting (a new family member is coming home!), but, even so, there was a lot of fear. Brian and I felt fear and, of course, Samuel did, too. He met me three years ago today. I always try to put myself in his place and it makes me incredibly … Keep Reading!!!
by Rachel Garlinghouse
While I was waiting to adopt my first child, I spent a lot of time imagining what I thought would be the high points: the day we would get THE call stating we had been chosen, meeting our baby for the first time, our first family photo session, the child’s first birthday…
Each of these moments would be monumental if not divine. Cloud 9, the “Halleluiah” chorus, slow motion movements. Smiles, laughter, hugs. Perfect. Straight out of … Keep Reading!!!