Melanie Chung-Sherman

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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

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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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