Talking About Adoption

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Making Sense of It All

posted on February 25, 2013

Amy Curtis presented Making Sense of It All: Helping Adopted Children Understand Who They Are at the 2011 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference, and we are happy to now have Amy as the Director of Tapestry. In this hour-long presentation, Amy highlights…… Read More

Oh No, I’ve Said Too Much

posted on February 14, 2013

We’ve all done it.  I dare say there is not an adoptive or foster parent alive that has not had that sinking feeling as they walked away from a conversation, hung up the phone, or re-read their online post after…… Read More

Protecting What Is Sacred

posted on February 13, 2013

The human desire to connect breathes its life from the understanding and compassion of others. Therefore, it is no surprise that with the advent of the Internet we have found an instantaneous avenue to connect in ways that were virtually…… Read More

Before You Share, Make Sure It’s Yours to Share

posted on February 12, 2013

Imagine a good friend — someone you care deeply about — came to you and shared with you some hard truths about her history. Things that caused her deep pain and grief. Things she was far too embarrassed to talk…… Read More

Why Christmas Stinks Sometimes

posted on December 6, 2012

This was originally posted on the Tapestry Blog on December 11, 2011. It was the third day in a row, or maybe the fourth. I don’t exactly recall. I do, however, vividly remember coming home from work and being met…… Read More

Let’s Talk About Feelings

posted on July 12, 2012

For years now we’ve made it a point in our home to talk about a lot of different things. Talking is important for all families, and especially for adoptive and foster families where there is never any shortage of subjects…… Read More

When Will It Be Enough?

posted on April 17, 2012

I want to read enough, study enough so I can ace parenting. The more I research and give myself; the more Elise pushes back with her emotions. When she says, “Nobody loves me…will you still love me forever…will you be…… 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

Remembering Well on My Son’s Gotcha Day

posted on April 5, 2012

Today is one of my son’s ‘gotcha day’ — the day we remember and celebrate our coming together as a forever family. It’s a tradition that we have maintained over the years, but as my kids have gotten older and their…… Read More

Around the World in 30 Minutes

posted on April 3, 2012

It has become somewhat cliché to talk about how technology is changing everything…but adoption is certainly not exempt.  I was recently reminded of this reality when a quick spin on my iPad turned into a wonderful trip down ‘adoption memory…… Read More