Category Archives: Haiti

Why Do You Hate Adoption? And Other Adoption FAQs

Why Do You Hate Adoption? And Other Adoption FAQs

I’ve received some very specific, pointed questions about my stances on adoption lately. It’s no surprise. Now that my children are older and I have been steeped in some aspect of adoption as an adoptive parent since the year 2000 (and my whole life as the daughter of a birth-mother), both my opinions and my writingContinue Reading

Your Child’s Happiness is Ruining the World

Your Child’s Happiness is Ruining the World

During my lifetime, many Americans have shifted their life’s goal from success to happiness.* (And by “many”, I mean many white people — stay with me and I’ll explain.) Now, I’m not a sociologist who studies this sort of thing, but I once had one over for dinner. So, based upon that alone, I wouldContinue Reading

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

As a white parent of children of color, I am ashamed to admit that I have at times allowed the halo of white privilege that surrounds my children to paralyze me when it comes to their educations. If I can do it to my own children, imagine how uninformed, albeit well-meaning, teachers who presumably doContinue Reading

Parenting African Heathens is Super Hard

Parenting African Heathens is Super Hard

Parenting African heathens is super hard. A couple, the Barbours of Pennsylvania*, were so overwhelmed by it that they abused their children, but only the ones they’d adopted from Ethiopia. They beat and starved them, causing seizures from head trauma in one and malnutrition in the other. Well, their trial has officially ended. Did you guessContinue Reading

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