If you felt uncomfortable or outraged reading about the Myka Stauffer adoption case, here’s why: The unique factor about Myka Stauffer is the culmination of almost every adoption trope and controversial practice that there is no room left to say what they, as adoptive parents, did well. This case is about Huxley and the Stauffer family, but it is also about the public’s desperation to believe in the fantasy of adoption and anger at being shown the truth of what can, and often does, go wrong.
The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting marginalized families in multiple ways. From financial burdens, additional caregiving and teaching responsibilities, and little to no opportunity for respite, this is […]
She was two years old when her mother placed her in an orphanage in South Korea. Her mother’s intentions were not to relinquish parental rights, but simply to keep her […]
Around the U.S., people have been outraged by the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their families when detained at the southern border. Our nation’s collective heart broke when […]
by my Mother – retired social worker, adoptive parent, voracious reader How many times have I looked at my daughter over the last seventeen years and been thankful for her […]
After reflection on the anniversary of my abandonment date, I am writing this melancholy post in reaction to a series of photos recently shared worldwide of Chinese parents abandoning their children at […]
On many websites I see advertisements for jewelry or knit hats whose proceeds in part will support an adoption (mostly international). Other websites or blogs simply have a giving link […]