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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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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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From Eden to Oz to the Titanic

This old Negro spiritual dates back to American slavery, and expresses the pain and sorrow of separation.  Some say that it depicts a literal separation of mother and child, and some say it is a metaphor for the separation of … Continue reading

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Wait…Your Kids Are Adopted?!!!

Last time I shared about our continuous narrative of our children’s origins, beginning from their first days home.  You may recall our Chinese housekeeper’s surprise at learning that our kids were adopted.  They looked and seemed and felt like ours … Continue reading

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“Mommy, Where Did I Come From?”

As promised, I will share what my children, now all grown, have taught me about this whole adoption thing.  I have to back track a bit to share how we explained their arrival in our family.  But first I have … Continue reading

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Love Makes An Entrance…Natalie Love

Saturday night, after learning that afternoon that our daughter had arrived, we went out to dinner with some dear friends, Ken and Donna, whom Natalie would eventually name Ken and Ga Ga (this was way before there was a Lady … Continue reading

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