Tag Archive | "international adoption"

Adoption Through Craigslist: It’s Not Really So Sensational

Sunday, November 25, 2012

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As a mother by adoption, nothing gets my ire up more than sensational and judgmental stories about families formed by adoption. When it comes to having children, our society — mostly goaded on by many in the media — …

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PunditMom’s Weekend Picks!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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You know you’re always looking for something new to read over the weekend!  Here are some picks for you from some of the blogs I’ve been reading this week: Kristen at Rage Against the Minivan takes on the question of …

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Hey Ron Paul Fans: Leave Huntsman’s Daughters Out of This!

Friday, January 6, 2012

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Image via Joanne Bamberger/All rights reserved Last time I checked I thought that using candidates’ children as targets of attack was pretty much off limits, especially after the 2000 presidential campaign when supporters of George W. Bush engaged in “push …

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Five Things This Feminist Mom is Grateful for on Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 9, 2010

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Sure, I get to leave the dishes in the sink and the dirty laundry in the hamper today.  And it’s great that “some people” (you know who you are!) are going to make me dinner tonight, but on the tenth …

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One Way Adoption Isn’t Like Having a Biological Child

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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“This is where I was found.” That’s what PunditGirl told her class when we presented a slide show of photos from our recent trip of a lifetime — one that will result in the first memories our daughter has of

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The Media’s Slant on Russian Adoptee Story is Getting on My Last Nerve

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Several months ago, I weighed in on another adoption “give back” story, so I’m not going to rehash that all again — you can  read my feelings about that at my post called There Should be No Give Backs in

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Mothers of Intention: Getting Over My Jet Lag Edition!

Monday, April 5, 2010

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Yes, the PunditMom family is back from our amazing tour of China, and I’m trying to decide what I want to share about things other than the tourist stops — our visit to PunditGirl’s orphanage and the events of …

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A Taste of China

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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So, we made it and we are nearing the end of week one on our whirlwind tour of China!  Unfortunately, PunditGirl is a bit under the weather, so today we are missing the Giant Buddha, but we want her to …

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Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Friday, March 19, 2010

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At the Summer Palace in Beijing, there is a tourist attraction called The Long Corridor. It doesn’t seem so long at first, but it’s a hefty little stroll along Kunming Lake.  The paintings almost bring the ancient royal families to …

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Three Weeks Until the Journey of a Lifetime

Friday, February 26, 2010

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In three weeks, my family and I will be on a big ol’ jet airliner heading for China.  You may be thinking, “Oh, man! She’s so lucky to be going on a fabulous, exotic vacation like that!”  And I am …

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Mothers of Intention — Are We Going to Let Haitian Orphans Die?

Monday, January 18, 2010

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As a mom by adoption to the fabulous PunditGirl, it was difficult for me to watch all the footage in the past days about the many orphans in Haiti — especially the ones who have parents who are just waiting

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November is Adoption Awareness Month — There Should be No ‘Give Backs’ in Adoption

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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“Give backs” are for bad holiday gifts, not for children. There are few things that truly make me lose it, but sensational media coverage of adoption is one of those things.  So bear with me as I explain my visceral …

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