Kirkus Starred Review

One Big Happy Family got a Kirkus starred review! Hooray! (I can’t wait to read the whole collection!) My essay got a call-out: Friedman, while admitting to occasional twinges of jealousy and guilt evoked by having her daughter’s birth mother integrated into their lives, trumpets openness for her daughter’s sake: “She will never have to wonder why her first mother …

It’s a basic human right

Because I am easily astonished (and live in an adoption world populated by you nice, reasonable, progressive people), I can’t believe that open adoption records are still controversial. States urged to open adoption records – CNN.com In New Jersey, where a long-running campaign to pass an open-records bill was derailed again this year, the opposition includes New Jersey Right to …