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Sunday, January 30, 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.

The blogosphere exploded with commentary about Oprah's newly discovered adoptee sister. Amanda of The Declassified Adoptee created a list of links, as did Malinda at Adoption Talk. Sunday Koffron Taylor, a foster care alumni, also wrote about the show.

The Care and Keeping of a Broken Heart -- adoptive momma (China) Shirlee McCoy at And Then There Were Seven...on navigating the maze that is older child adoption parenting

A Dad... And An Advocate -- co-founder of an anti-child trafficking organization and adoptive dad Rob Morris at love 146... on child trafficking and international adoption [HAT TIP to Malinda at Adoption Talk]

Enlightenment -- adult adoptee (Korea) kim saebon... on how a return trip to one's country of birth impacts a transcultural adoptee

Race and Adoption: Who Do We Think We Are? -- adoptive mom (Korea) Terra Trevor at In Writing Motherhood... on navigating race and culture as an adoptive parent

The Plan -- adoptive momma (China) Leigh at La Bicicleta... on her plans for her daughter's name, and how those plans changed

When DNA Isn't Just DNA -- adult adoptee (domestic) Anne at Dou-la-la... in response to a blog post entitled "DNA doesn't make a family" [HAT TIP to Malinda at Adoption Talk]

Semantics and Adoption
-- adoptive momma (Guatemala and Ethiopia) VeggieMom at Creating Our Joy... on the power of words within adoption, and how phrases such as "we are bringing our child home" can unintentionally deny our children's heritage

Not An Ending
-- adult adoptee (Korea) Michelle at Taste of Kimchi... on how adoption doesn't end when the paperwork is complete

How adoption effects siblings -- adoptive momma (Korea and Ethiopia) Mary at Owlhaven... talking about the effect of adoption on other children in the family

Brian Stanton Says... -- adult adoptee Von at Once Was Von... an interview with adoptee and actor Brian Stanton, who wrote and performs the one-man show Blank

I Didn't Know I Did It Until I Didn't
-- adoptive momma (China) KJ Dell'Antonia at Raising Devils... connecting the dots when it comes to extra-nice public attention

The Other Side of Adoption -- spouse of a Korean adoptee Kelly at Love Well... linking up after another Kelly requested adoption stories, a spouse shares her husband's life-long story of adoption

Non-Adoption Link of the Week:

100 Books Children Should Read (or have read to them) -- adoptive momma (the Philippines and Thailand), teacher and reading specialist Wendy at Born In Our Hearts... a list parents should check out, and yes, y'all, I wish there were a few more like this one


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

as always, I appreciate your research! I will check of a few of these out. I always good through the library lists on line and see if I can order any of them.


PS. Are we getting referral or not this month?

Wendy said...

Thanks for the shout out, TM! Totally unexpected! You're the best!

Kim said...

Great! Some new blogs I haven't found yet! Thanks! :)