Listening In

Listening In is where we focus on listening to the thoughts and perspectives of those who were adopted.


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Listen to Our Hearts

posted on November 29, 2012

“I tell you this story because for too many years, people have told my stories for me. I am ready to speak for myself.  So where do I begin?”  — Juli Jeong Martin, transnational/transracial adoptee Listen to Our Hearts from…… Read More

Talking Honestly About Disruption

posted on April 13, 2012

In the shadows of much that is good and right and beautiful about adoption, there is the reality that some adoptive placements don’t last — they disrupt and dissolve.  This happens for a multitude of reasons, and each situation is as…… Read More

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Making Sense of It All

posted on February 29, 2012

Amy Curtis presented Making Sense of It All: Helping Adopted Children Understand Who Their Are at the 2011 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference.  In this hour-long presentation, Amy highlights some of the essential elements that parents and professionals must focus on in…… Read More

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Listening In: What’s in a Name?

posted on February 10, 2012

“Every good conversation starts with good listening.”  I came across this quote recently and it started me thinking.  What we adoptive and foster parents need, among other things, is to be engaged in some really good conversations.  Conversations that offer…… Read More