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My Kids Don't Call Me Mom

"I don't puke on rides!" declared the 8 year old in my care during my youngest son's birthday party at the local amusement park. After watching him spin around five times in a row,... [more]


On November 22, 1996, my daughter Annie (almost 7) and I left for a two-week visit to India, her country of birth. I was an exchange student in southwest India in 1973-74, and have remained... [more]

Breaking the Silence

(This is our story. I do not believe that open adoption is for everyone, but for us it has worked wonderfully) As I prepared the lunch for our trip to the zoo, I glanced at the clock. The ... [more]

Finding Your Roots

I am adopted myself, and we also adopted a son in 1983. I have found my birth siblings, with the help and blessing of my adopted mom and dad. It was and is one of the best things in my life... [more]

Fathers & Son

I didn't realize the intensity of my feelings about finding my son's biological father until the day before my wife, our 3 1/2 year old son, and I were to leave on a cross-country drive. I ... [more]

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