Monthly Archives: March 2011

If I Had One Wish….

Obviously, readers are interested in knowing what has happened with the eleven year old – call him Ted – whom I’ve written about this week. The latest report I have is that he is very very angry and he is … Continue reading

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The Missing Post (magically back though out of order)

Tomorrow afternoon, I have to be part of a team of people that tells an eleven year old that his parents are surrendering their rights to him (legally severing their parental connection).  This is not something that I have ever … Continue reading

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The Execution – aka, You Made Me Do It

Yes. Looking at that title on paper now, it’s the right title. The execution of this part of the surrender plan felt very much like an execution, period. As someone pointed out to me later, all that was missing was … Continue reading

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Dumping Day

I am on my way shortly to a meeting where a pre-teen child is to be told by his long term adoptive parents that they are giving up their parental rights to him. I am willing to bet – almost … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surprise

Television writers get so much wrong about foster care, adoption, and “natural” parents (see “Dexter” on Showtime), that it is a joy to see when they get it right. Forest Whitaker’s character, Sam Cooper, got it very right in Tuesday’s … Continue reading

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No Words……

[I spent some serious time last week writing an entry for this blog, but forgot to give it a title – required – and off to the non-blogisphere it went never to be retrieved. I couldn’t bear to try to … Continue reading

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Introduction – Belated

Someone pointed out to me that I had not introduced myself, nor given enough information about why I am doing this blog – its context, in other words. Good points. I am an adoptive parent of kids (all boys) – … Continue reading

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