Upcoming adoption stuff

TONIGHT is the Ohio Birthparents Group’s All Adoption Open Meeting. This meeting is for anyone connected to adoption — birth family members, adoptive family members and adoptees. We love having extended family — brothers, sisters, grandparents, etc. — so don’t think your connection to adoption is too tenuous to be welcomed. We’re meeting at 7pm at the Old Worthington Library. …

Safe Discussion for Adopted Kids

In my practice (and in my personal life), I’ve found that tween adoptees tend to be thinking about adoption and about their birth families more than their adoptive parents may realize. They’re not always talking about it but they’re thinking about it. The Adoption Institute linked to a study that looked at this in last month’s newsletter, here’s the abstract: …

The Myth of the Forever Family

My article on adoption disruption and dissolution is up at Brain Child (and of course on newsstands now): When we adopted our daughter, Madison, six years ago, the judge was clear. Legally, adoption bound our daughter to our family as if she had been born to us. She would have the same rights as our biological son. We owed her …