Thanks to Facebook, I was reminded this morning that one year ago I was court-ordered to stop talking about my oldest daughter completely, much less her situation and needs, or risk numerous consequences including jail time and losing my parental rights (i.e. I would no longer be a parent to my children). So, today seems…
All in their Places with Bright, Shining Faces
Yesterday was the first day of school in Tulsa, and we had one of the easiest back to school weeks ever. I’m knocking on wood as I type this. I’m a fan of school. I miss going back to school myself. I might head back to grad school soon for no other reason than I…
This morning I read Slate’s story on The Whiteness Project and I was reminded of the times I’ve been asked by black people how I got so comfortable around black people. First, I have to give major credit to those who asked, because that’s not an easy question to ask for lots of reasons. And,…
What Adoption Classes Didn’t Teach Us About Raising Black Children
Wow, I wish I’d written this. What Adoption Classes Didn’t Teach Us About Raising Black Children.
Public Service Announcement
My friend, and adoptive parent in crime, Michelle Kelley sent this to me tonight. I have literally been asked ALL of these questions. I have watched this video six times, because it’s ridiculously on target. And, I’ve been known to respond to people who ask “are those your real kids? with “Are those your real…
Dear Moms of Adopted Children | Kathy Lynn Harris
This is almost a year old, but I’m just now seeing it, and I had to share. It is perfect. It describes me and so many of my friends so well that it brought me to tears. Dear Moms of Adopted Children | Kathy Lynn HarrisKathy Lynn Harris.
New Facebook page
So many of you have kindly followed this blog and reached out to me on Facebook, that I created a new Facebook page just for those who are interested in becoming foster/adoptive parents or are interested in advocating for foster/adoption and mental health care. I’ll share shorter and more frequent posts there about our daily…