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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Linkage

As always, I don't necessarily agree or disagree with these links, but I believe they are important to consider. For those of you new around here, I'm an adoptive momma. Each Sunday I try to post links relevant to the China- adoptive community. I read some of these linkage posts while nodding my head in agreement... others stretch my mind as I seek to understand. Always, always, I consider them.

Grown In My Heart hosted its second carnival: this time about naming and adoption. Around 30 adult adoptees and adoptive parents have participated so far. Check it out.

A Moment in Time -- adoptive momma (China) LMGNYC at La Bicicleta... thoughts about personal growth after watching the movie "Adopted"

Actions speak louder than words -- adult adoptee (Korea) and social worker Kim Jae Ran at Harlow's Monkey... reposting atlasien's response to the options for children in crisis

Gitchi Gotcha Goo Means I Love You? -- adoptive momma (China) Malinda at China Adoption Talk... talking about the term "Gotcha Day" and wondering if a celebration is a good idea on that anniversary

It matters greatly -- adult adoptee (Korea) and waiting to adopt (China) Raina at Faiths and Illusions... trying to explain explain how unsettled, uncomfortable and foreign one feels when nobody looks like you

Adoptive Parents Read This: You Might Be at the Top of the Triangle -- first mother Denise Emanuel Clemen at Birthmother... a visual picture of how an adoptive parent should act within the adoption triad

Through her eyes -- adoptive momma (China, waiting to adopt from Taiwan) Kerry at No Matter What... wondering how friends and extended family members view their many adoption-related conversations

Making room for adoption -- adoptive momma (China) Kim at Three Peanuts... about sibling attachment when a newly adopted child joins the family - and how this impacts their decision to adopt or not adopt in the near future

Bonding and Attachment: Truth versus Fairytale -- adoptive momma (China) Nicole at The Baker's Sweets... her experiences with attachment through the adoption of four of her children

어머니… -- adult adoptee (Korea) 윤선, Yoon Seon, at 안녕습니다! (annyong seumnida) My Adventures as a Korean Adoptee... the Harvest Moon Festival prompts her to think about and write a letter to her first mother

Adoption Opinion -- adoptive momma (domestic through foster care and from a disruption) Mom in the Trench at This Work Stinks... sharing her views about when adoption is necessary - and when it is not [HAT TIP to atlasien]

It's For Real
and Gotcha! Well you know... -- adoptive momma (China) and daughter to a first mom at Straight Talk... meeting her brother for the first time, forty-five years after her mom placed him for adoption

Didn't Their Mother Want Them?
-- adoptive momma (China) Donna at Double Happiness... a recent conversation at the playground with some "bigger kids"


The Straight's said...

Enjoyed the links! Thanks for posting.

delucchi family said...

Wow that is ALOT of links!! Thanks for the time invested. God Bless

Alyson & Ford said...

Thanks again for the links. I learn something every time I check one out.

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Annie said...

Thank you again, TM! The one thing that I wish was talked about in these discussions about international adoption is the fact that if these adult adoptees are so strongly opposed to it is to be honest about where these feelings are coming from. IF their feelings against IA are stemming from their experience as an adult adoptee, then are those feelings coming from the fact that they are truly upset about loosing their culture or are they upset because they simply were adopted by crappy parents who either didn't understand how to parent or were just plan bad parents? I am not suggesting that this is the case with all or any AA's but just wish that if this is the case, that they would be a little more honest about where these feelings and opinions are coming from. I may be WAY off base here, but am worried about what would happen to all these precious children if this sort of thinking ends up discouraging some AP's from bringing their kids home. Whew, I feel better!!!! Sorry!!!