Anatomy of an article

I wanted to write a little bit about the process of writing that Brain Child disruption article. It’s the first time in a long while that I’ve written something this reported that wasn’t straight service and I loved writing it even though it was hard and I had a lot of adoption-related nightmares while I was writing it. This is …

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 …

Kids who need more

I turned in the edits on the disruption article yesterday and then sometime later in the afternoon, I found a video of the “still face” experiment (I can’t remember where). I find this video kind of hard to watch because of the baby’s stress; I’ll just warn you that if you have a hard time watching babies cry, this might …