Archive for the ‘Adoption’ Category
Foster Care Adoptions When You’re (Way) Over 40 by Aliza Sherman
March 3rd, 2017
If you told me a few years ago that I’d be the mother of a teenage boy in middle age, I would have thought you were out of your mind.
I was the 38-year-old woman who miscarried four times before I had my daughter at 41. I was the woman who ...
Grandparents and Politics by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan
May 21st, 2016
It’s Saturday morning and I am reading, reading on my iPhone. My daughter is relaxing. I’ve written little here because I have had little to say, particularly on Wednesdays, the day I thought I could write unencumbered. This morning I realized I have things to say on Saturday and that ...
Interview with Later Mom: Author Gail Sheehy by Robin Gorman Newman
November 1st, 2015
Gail Sheehy, 77, is the author of seventeen books, including the classic New York Times
bestseller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. A multiple award-winning literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has ...
Guest Blog Post: Equality for All Should Mean Adopted People by Adam Pertman, President, National Center on Adoption and Permanency
September 4th, 2015
At the beginning of the 1900s, grim predictions punctuated the debate over women’s suffrage. Everyone in the family unit would be damaged in innumerable ways if this outrage were allowed to happen, argued the critics, some of whom went so far as to predict the end of civilization itself.
Half a ...
Meet Later Mom: Author Linda Goodnight
April 1st, 2015
NAME: Linda Goodnight
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married
CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Victoria, 14, Masha, 18 and six more!
Linda Goodnight is the award-winning, bestselling author of nearly fifty novels, including her latest, The Memory House. Her books center on broken people, the power of family and love, healing and redemption. She’s been a teacher ...
GUEST BLOG POST: Is Adoption Right for Me? by Leah Campbell
November 7th, 2014
Adoption, as with parenting, is not for everyone. Some couples and single parents are great parents, while others struggle at it. This brings up the question for a lot of people looking into adoption: is adoption right for me? I can’t predict the future for you, but what I can ...
GUEST BLOG POST: Carried in our Hearts by Jane Aronson (Book Excerpt)
May 19th, 2013
Excerpted from CARRIED IN OUR HEARTS: The Gift of Adoption; Inspiring Stories of Families Created Across Continents by Dr. Jane Aronson with the permission of Tarcher/Penguin. Copyright Jane Aronson 2013.
I always wanted to adopt a child. When I was very young, I saw those Save the Children advertisements on ...
Too Old to Adopt? by Margaret Hart
June 12th, 2012
Recently, I wrote about our desire to grow our family. It was always in our plan, but as we all know, sometimes plans don't work out as you would like. Our seven-year-old son has always wanted a brother or a sister and regularly laments not having one. We constantly find ...
GUEST BLOG POST: Steve Jobs….Foster Care….and Adoption by Adam Pertman
November 27th, 2011
With seemingly ceaseless regularity nowadays, most recently in the coverage of Steve Jobs' passing, we are inundated by conflicting messages relating to adoption. For the last few weeks, the wonder of adoption has been on display. November is National Adoption Awareness Month, so media outlets nationwide have written and broadcast ...
Adoption by Robin Gorman Newman
June 3rd, 2011
I saw Kung Fu Panda 2 with my son this week, and boy, did it catch me off guard.We had come from our local pool, and I was a bit tired 'n sweaty. The movie theatre posted a large sign stating that due to Con Ed cutbacks, the air conditioning in the ...