Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hot, Tired, Happy . . . Blogaholics Anonymous

It's been a hot one today - A day for sunscreen and a cooler full of Gatorade! Both Katherine and Wenxin played in soccer finals, and both teams brought home second place trophies. We are hot, tired, and happy.

Remember, I'm a blog addict, an information junkie. I read decorating blogs, home organization blogs, adoption blogs, political blogs -- anything that makes me learn or think or laugh or grow. Here are a few posts I've enjoyed lately.

Examining Adoption Ethics: Part One - Jen Hatmaker isn't one to dodge hard topics. Here, speaking as an adoptive parent, she tackles the issue of corruption in international adoption. A must read.

12 Things Your Daughter Needs You to Say - If you are raising daughters in a Christian home, you want to listen to what Emily Freeman has to say. She's becoming one of my go-to authors for insight on parenting my preteen girls.

The Lost Daughters Discuss The Child Catchers by Kathryn Joyce - Part One of a Series - If you've been around here long, you know that I value listening to adult adoptees. Here, a group of adult adoptees discusses the Christian adoption / orphan care movement. What makes this discussion especially lively is that one of the adult adoptees is a Christian pastor.

The Lost Daughters Discuss The Child Catchers by Kathryn Joyce - Part Two of a Series -  Here, the same group discusses domestic adoption ethics.

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Ni Hao Yall


  1. We are in the middle of our first adoption and ethics were a big consideration for us. I spent time reading articles and "angry adoptee" blogs and we almost decided not to adopt at all. In the end, we did go ahead but we chose our agency and country carefully, and specifically avoided baby girls. I haven't found many adoptive parents who want to discuss ethics, and that's one of the things I like about your blog.

    I thought you might like this blog post as well, which is critical of the Joyce articles, but also of the adoptive community.

    1. Kelly, I began to read articles critical of adoption when we were in the middle of our adoption process. It really shook me. But since I believe that there is usually "some truth" in every criticism, I've kept reading and believe I'm better for it. Thanks for the link to the article. I enjoyed it! I hope you'll keep coming back and lend your voice here. It's so important to get adoptive parents involved in the ethical adoption discussion.

  2. Love the blue nails... very cool!



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