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Reflections on the American Adoption Congress Conference: Educate, Advocate, Legislate

I was in Cambridge, MA, recently for the national conference of the American Adoption Congress. Most of the people at the AAC conference looked like me, a white woman. 1,185 more words

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Update on Adam Crapser: Fairness and Justice for All International Adoptees

Who holds the power in international adoption: adoptive parents or adoptees? Let’s talk fairness and justice. A case study:

The adoptive parent serves 90 days of jail for horrific abuse of children. 888 more words

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International Adoption and Citizenship: Adam Crapser on the Eve of His Deportation Hearing

On the day before his deportation hearing, Korean adoptee Adam Crapser is the subject of a New York Times story today. You can read it… 237 more words

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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

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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

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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

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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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