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Three Weeks Until the Journey of a Lifetime

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?

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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Best of PunditMom 2009 — The “Octomom” and Why We Should Regulate Fertility Treatments

December 28, 2009

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While the Punditfamily takes a little break this week, I thought I’d revisit a few posts I felt strongly about this year.  To start off, my thoughts on the “octomom” and how we view adoption vs. birth children. ********************************* I …

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

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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Has Anything Changed When it Comes to Media Coverage of Adoption?

June 30, 2009

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Last year at this time, I got all riled up about an article in Vanity Fair and its cover article on Angelina Jolie. As PunditGirl continues to work through the questions in her curious little head about the permanence of …

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PunditMom Rants (again) About Media Coverage of Adoption — It’s Not Just About Madonna

March 31, 2009

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I really try to stick to more political things here at PunditMom, but sometimes I have to speak up when the media gets out of control with its coverage of adoption. This week, the Washington Post wrote this headline, “…

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Suleman Octuplets Good Reason to Look at Fertility Regulation

February 17, 2009

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I am weary of the Nadya Suleman coverage. The tiny octuplets. 14 kids altogether. Unemployed mom. Not to mention that whole sort of looking like Angelina Jolie thing. But one aspect of this baby circus is worth talking …

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PunditMom’s Pre-Turkey Day Quick Hits!

November 26, 2008

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Did you buy the turkey? Are you on your way to Grandma’s house for the big meal? Or are you just hanging out, enjoying a bit of a breather? There are a lot of things that have been making people …

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Homeless Children, Don’t Count on John McCain

August 18, 2008

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Surprisingly, I found myself watching pretty much the whole two hours of Rick Warren’s interviews with John McCain and Barack Obama on CNN over the weekend. I’ll admit, I was reluctant. I figured it would be two hours of fire …

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John McCain and His So-Called Family Values

July 18, 2008

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Most people who know me realize that, notwithstanding my recent crisis of political faith, I will not be voting for John McCain in November. But as an adoptive mother I have a soft spot in my heart for the McCain …

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Dear Vanity Fair, Stop Asking Stupid Questions about Adoption

June 26, 2008

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Vanity Fair gets PunditMom’s new “Stupidest Question of the Month” award! I only occasionally buy Vanity Fair, but I’m stocking up on some vacation reading and thought the the July issue would be good on the airplane. Angelina Jolie of …

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Non-Mom? Really? Are You Sure You Want to Go There?

May 12, 2008

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Since I became a mother over seven years ago, I’ve been called a lot of things related to my parental status — Forever mom. Adoptive mom. Mean mom (yeah, you know that one was from PunditGirl). I’ve always hated …

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