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Recently, someone started a conversation with me in this manner: Ummmm….I’m not really sure how to ask this, or even if I should…. My thought process:  Oh sh*t, what are you going to say about adoption or loss?  (Given there circumstances I knew they weren’t pregnant, so I didn’t have to worry about that).  Please just don’t ask me questions about the colour of his skin or his time in utero, I’m… Read More

When we first contemplated open adoption there were a few things that scared the bejeebers out of us.  So today, I thought I’d revisit one of our biggest adoption fears and talk about my thoughts on it now that we are post-placement. The fear was pretty simple – too much contact with birth family.   In fact, this is one of the reasons we chose to do international adoption.  (I say one… Read More