Adoption

Block Out The Noise

An announcement filled with bad news is the quickest way to elicit unconditional support from the people around you. Oddly enough, the same is not always true when it comes to good news. That’s because “good” news is open to interpretation. Sometimes good news is good for you, but not everyone around you.

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Don’t Overthink It

My girls and I are scheduled to speak in a few days at an adoption event in the metro Detroit area. We are very excited to be included, but it occurred to me this morning that I don’t have any idea what we’re going to speak about.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Have you ever heard of the Choose Your Own Adventure books? I don’t know if they’re still popular but they were when I was a kid. I liked those books; I thought they were cool. I liked being in charge of the choices that eventually determined my outcome. Plus, it really didn’t matter if I…

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You Don’t Have To Have Kids : Part III

  Hello! This is Part III of the You Don’t Have To Have Kids series: Click here for Part I . It’s really short.  Click here for Part II . It covers the baby/toddler stage. And now we’re at Part III! (This is when the kids are growing even more, getting into and in the elementary school years.) 

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You Don’t Have To Have Kids

Not long after I got married, one of my friends said to me: “You know… you don’t have to have kids. “ She said it in passing, and she said it lovingly, but when we hung up, I felt a little off balance. On one hand, I liked that she was giving me permission not…

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Adoption is a work of heART

We first met Marla Michele Must on location at a park in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Marla contacted us to see if we’d be interested in being featured in an article for which she was being interviewed.

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It’s Her Story To Tell

“It’s Her Story To Tell” A Dim Sum & Doughnuts Guest Post By: Laurie Freeman Every age presents a new challenge when our kids are growing up. And as much as we try or think we should shelter them, it’s impossible to do. They are truly less neurotic than their parents about moving on and moving up, that transition…

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What Happens When You Give Up Your Name

I got my first tattoo when I was nineteen. At the time, I was very tight with my dad and in a relationship with someone I really liked. My dad also liked him. It was the end of my sophomore year at Ohio State, so while I was in no hurry to get married, I figured…

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Be SUMthing Different

“Be SUMthing Different” A Dim Sum and Doughnuts Guest Post By: Parrie Liu Hello readers! I am guest blogging at Dim Sum and Doughnuts and let me introduce myself. My name is Parrie Liu and I live in Texas. Around the age of four, I was adopted from China. Chinese adoption and special needs adoption…

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