Last Friday, March 8th, was International Women's Day. The Texas Diversity Council sponsored a symposium dedicated to this day.There were a panel of 7 inspiring women all from different walks of life. All of them delivering a very powerful message - We can make a difference even in high heels!
As women, we face a…Continue
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Yesterday was the start of National Adoption Month. Around our house I have been busy writing articles for Adoption.Com on different ways to celebrate the month, and we have all been sporting purple ribbons for adoption awareness.
Adoption is a big thing in our family. I am an adopter. I adopted my…Continue
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As an American, there are a few things I take for granted, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness being the big three. I’m also guaranteed certain liberties such as the right of free speech, the freedom of religion, and the right to own a gun.
Another right I have as an American that I don’t…Continue
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As internationally adopted children, I know a part of them still resides in their birth countries. As they grow up as red, white, and blue Americans, Elle is still Russian, and Bunny is still…Continue
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This morning, over a cup of coffee, I read this headline in the Hollywood Reporter.Continue
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In years past we have celebrated with cake and singing, taking time to celebrate the expansion of our…Continue
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When Elle was in the lower grades of elementary school, she brought home an assignment. They had been studying the 50 states in school and how the states related to the students. The worksheet was a map of the United…Continue
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When I think of the Russians and what they wear on their heads, I think of furry military hats or colorful babushkas (head scarves) tied around the babushka’s (grandmother’s) heads. Before I adopted Elle, I rarely thought of baby beanies we put on our infants heads.
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Earlier this month, a family’s world was destroyed. A Liberty, MO family received notification that a Guatemalan judge had ordered the return of their seven-year-old adopted daughter.
This story caught my eye because I have a six-year-old Guatemalan daughter, and Liberty is only 40 miles away from where I live. So, it was hitting rather close to home.
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Our household has been a difficult place to be lately. Like most parents, I am struggling to keep boredom at bay, without sacrificing every moment of my day to my children.
But, the summertime boredom blues is not what is making this summer so hard. My daughter, Hunter, is in the process of turning our family inside out.
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Before I adopted Elle from Russia, I had a preconceived idea of what Russians were like. I remember the high stepping soldiers of the Soviet Army marching in Red Square behind the tanks and missiles, the Soviet gymnasts who seemed more like robots than young girls, and let’s not forget Irina Rodnina and Alexander Zaitsev, the famous figure skating couple. If it weren’t for Olga Korbut and her enchanting smile and bubbly personality, I would have assumed Russians were devoid of…Continue
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Today we celebrate Elle’s A-Day. No, it’s not her birthday; although we celebrate those in fine fashion…it’s her adoption day. I adopted her 11 years ago today.…Continue
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It is the Friday before Mother’s Day and I am reflecting on all that makes me a mom, especially a mother of internationally adopted daughters. I am a typical mother,
I make sure my kids are well fed, with as little sugar and processed food on
the table as I can manage…although I tend to lose the candy game with their
Dad. I make sure they have clean
clothes and that they started out matching when I bought them…not always
successful on the fashion…
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I am sitting at my desk absolutely so angry that I could spit nails. I just read a series of articles
that reported the return of a 7 year-old Russian boy back to Russia. The adoptive mother, from Tennessee,
put him on an airplane bound for Moscow, alone, with a note saying she was
returning him. Seriously? SERIOUSLY?yes""> And…
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I have two daughters and they are both adopted. Elle is 11 and she was adopted from Kursk, Russia when she was nine months old. Bunny is five and she was adopted from Guatemala.…Continue
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