A Lot to Learn: As the School Year Begins, Adoption Needs to be in the Curriculum

To read this column on The Huffington Post, go to: http://huff.to/161GBCi Even as adoption becomes increasingly normalized in the U.S., adoptive families continue to confront roadblocks for their children in a place they expected only smooth roads:…

A Family for Life: The Vital Need to Achieve Permanency for Children in Care

Permanency equals a sense of belonging. When it comes to permanency for youth in care, there’s one simple fact: it’s a basic human need that everyone should be entitled to. We should all know where we…

150 Half-Siblings? Let’s Learn Some Old Lessons

September 6, 2011 Today’s New York Times story on the multiple children of sperm donors (http://tinyurl.com/NYTdonors) is fascinating, important, informative – and missing a key component; that is, what can and should we be doing about…

When Independence is a Problem

July 26, 2011 Just a few weeks ago, on the 4th of July, America again celebrated its independence. The very word “independence” evokes positive images and sentiments worthy of celebration: the freedom to be who one…

Join me at the 2nd Annual Walk for Adoption in MA

May 5, 2011: I’m delighted to be participating in the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange’s 2nd Annual Walk for Adoption on Sunday, May 22. MARE does a great job for children in Massachusetts (where I live) who…

Reinventing Adoption

Today, I’m offering a commentary stemming from one of the most significant and potentially far-reaching pieces of work the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute has ever produced. A version of this ran recently on The Daily Kos, but the topic is so important that I want to include it here, too, in the hope that it reaches as many people as possible.