Category Archives: Adoption

A Triangle of Cheating

I understand that my generation may be the last one in America to have really good nun stories. Although being taught by nuns for twelve years was no picnic, I received a first-rate education AND got some great stories from … Continue reading

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“Please Review Carefully for the Final.”

I promise to conclude this adoption series with some meaningful prose, but the instructor in me just had to use at least one chart; indulge me.

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Something is Making Me Invisible!

True fact, most of my interesting lines don’t come from me, but from others, particularly from those I love. The title of this particular piece comes with a story (but of course you knew that). When my now big, strong, … Continue reading

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Bloodlines & Opposite World

Even though I am not adopted I like to tell people that I am descended from Adam, and when they ask me to be more specific, I add, “well, actually from Noah.”  I told my kids to try that if … Continue reading

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How Am I Supposed to Feel? A Poem of Thanks

Sometimes birth mothers do not feel noble or brave, but I think they are.  You may recall that I am Italian and Irish, quite a deadly combo at times, so forgive me if this is too emotional for my more … Continue reading

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Connecting with Birth Mothers: Try to Stay “Clam”

When my firstborn went to college and we communicated almost exclusively by chat, I had one frequent typo from my rapid typing (not to be confused with rapid prototyping–but actually similar). I had typed “clam down” so often, instead of … Continue reading

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When Honesty Collides with Goodness

Last time I shared about the queries from our adolescent kids, and it may have raised some questions.  This time I will share some things I have learned after much reflection, (and as always, feel free to disagree).  I am … Continue reading

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