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International Adoption in 2030: Predicting the Future

Although my workshop proposal for the Joint Council on International Children’s Services and the National Council For Adoption conference was rejected (read about it here… 1,055 more words


An Exciting Development!

The first draft of my memoir “The Reluctant Travels of an Agoraphobic Hypochondriac: An Adoption Story” will soon make it to the editor. Then my proposals and query letters will be sent in search of an agent (yes I am doing that a bit backwards, more to come later).  2,869 more words


The Deportation of International Adoptees Must Stop

Do you think that internationally adopted children should be considered genuine family members, with the rights and responsibilities of other children here in the US? The US Congress appears to disagree. 884 more words

International Adoption

How Will You Pay for Your Adoption? Congratulations to the Valenzuela family.

Congratulations to the Valenzuela family.  The site, www.helpusadopt.org, has financially supported so many Hopscotch Adoption families.  The next round of grant applications deadline is drawing near – April 17,2015. 11 more words

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Being Black in Adoption: Seattle and Elsewhere

I’ve lived in Seattle about four years, and it’s still a culture shock for me to go to places like restaurants or malls, or Seattle Town Hall, Elliott Bay Bookstore, the Seattle Public Library, or wherever, and not be surrounded by black people. 1,074 more words


French (And Other) Ethiopian Adoption Connections

Great partnerships are developing among adult Ethiopian adoptees, and between them and their allies. This one is about efforts to help adult adoptees travel back to Ethiopia. 868 more words

International Adoption