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Sunday, January 9, 2011

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.

It is with a tremendously sad heart that I share with y'all the news that teen China-adoptee Katie Cramer passed away on Thursday from acute myeloid leukemia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her loved ones.

Nominate an Adoption Blog You Love over at Adoptive Families magazine. Don't forget to include favorites adult adoptee and first mother/ birthmother blogs.

The Tapestry of Our Adoption Truths -- birthmother Claudia at the group adoption blog Grown In my Heart... beautifully symbolic of the many different experiences within adoption

Debunking the Skinny Myth -- Taiwanese-American and adoptive momma (Taiwan) Judy at Anatomy of a Family... on the added layer of "skinny" stereotypes when parenting a child of Asian ancestry [HAT TIP to Sarah at My Little Lantern]

What I've Learned In Adoption Land -- guest poster and adoptive momma (China, Korea and Vietnam) Ann at A Bushel And A Peck... on the dangers of falling in love with a referral photo before meeting your child

Korea, Day III -- adult adoptee (Korea) 윤선 (YoonSeon) at Bearhugs and Rice Bowls... thoughts about her similarities and differences with other adult Korean adoptees during her homeland trip to Korea

Chore Trouble -- adoptive momma (China) Shirlee McCoy at And Then There Were Seven... on chores for an older child with anxious attachment

Strong-Willed Children -- adoptive momma (China) the Rumor Queen at China Adopt Talk... a list of parenting tips and tricks for dealing with a strong-willed child

January 2nd: One Year Ago "the Envelop" Came -- adult adoptee (domestic, closed) Amanda at The Declassified Adoptee... an important read for all adoptive parents, even those who adopted internationally, so that we can more greatly understand the discrimination faced by adopted persons in this country

Saying goodbye to the nuclear family
-- adoptive momma (domestic, open) karmavore at See Theo Run... on how adoption has changed because nuclear families in our society have also changed

Catching A Grenade You Threw Can Be Messy -- adult adoptee (domestic) Kevin D. Hoffman at My Mind On Paper... on an adoptive parent's attitude about her child's birthparents, even if it's non-verbal

adoption discourse: a little less talk, a lot more action
-- adoptive momma (foster to adopt and Haiti) Kristen at the group adoption blog Grown In My Heart... on ways to help end the need for adoption

Full Disclosure: Is It Wishful Thinking? -- adoptive momma (China) Eileen at the group China-adoption special needs blog No Hands But Ours... on disruptions and honesty

Staring Strangers Unite -- adoptive momma (Ethiopia) Semi-Feral Momma... on becoming a grocery store stalker


The Byrd's Nest said...

I liked the strong willed child post....I have three! And they are the girls....James was super easy:) Wonder why I never adopted more boys??? lol

The key truly is to stand your ground. I always know that when I give into Lottie...I am in for future big trouble! :)

Happy Sunday my friend....I am praying you feel better soon.