One night at dinner my daughter looked up at me with her big brown eyes and said “Mommy, can you tell me how I was adopted again? You got on an airplane and flew all the way to India and then what happened?” For adoptive parents, this conversation is all too familiar. I am a […]
In time for National Adoption Awareness Month, Mile High Mama Lori Holden has unveiled a new podcast called Adoption: The Long View. Sponsored by Adopting.com, Lori’s podcast helps adopting and adoptive parents understand that filling the crib is just the beginning of the journey, not the end. “It’s like the wedding versus the marriage,” Lori says […]
Colorado’s political world was shocked and saddened by the death of Kyle Forti. The Republican political consultant, who was popular on both sides of the aisle, was in Kenya with friends and died when the helicopter he was riding in during a scenic safari flight crashed. There were no survivors. “It has the power to really […]
For decades — lifetimes, really — the adoption narrative has been woven primarily by people like me: adoptive parents. To adoptive parents and to society at large, adoption can seem like a win-win construct. Longing parents get a baby/child, and the baby/child gets a forever family. All win, no loss. But in recent years adoptee […]
Adoption has been embedded into who I am as far back as I can remember. I’ve recounted my story too many times to track: Abandoned in a Calcutta slum, cared for in an orphanage for 3 months, and finally adopted to the United States where I grew up in a safe, loving home. Pregnancy […]
CNN investigation has uncovered that mothers think they’re temporarily giving up their children to be educated but instead, they are sold to adoptive families who think they’re taking in an orphan in need. CNN’s Randi Kaye reports.
We in Colorado are fortunate to have a variety of adoption camps held right here each summer. Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families has been forging connections within and among adoptive families for 26 years. Which camp is right for you?
“Your mom doesn’t look like you at ALL,” said the second-grader to my son. From my perch on a chair much too small for my bottom, I looked at the girl’s desk to find out her name, written in teacher-tidy print. Joy. “That’s ’cause she aDOPTED me,” Reed told his classmate across the table. And […]
Denver’s Labor Day Weekend mainstay is back! A Taste of Colorado is Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5 and we’re giving away 10 $50 gift certificates. And, as always, this food, music, arts & crafts, and entertainment festival in downtown’s Civic Center Park is free admission. So, what family-friendly offerings will you find this […]
We in Colorado are fortunate to have a variety of adoption camps held right here each summer. Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families has been forging connections within and among adoptive families for 25 years. Which camp is just right for you? African Carribbean, June 9-12 Cambodian, July 14-17 Central Asian, July 21-24 Chinese, Sept 2-5 […]