First, why this blog? Our family talks about adoption A LOT! It seems that almost every day my girls or I mention something about their adoptions, their birthfamilies, their caregivers in China. My oldest, Zoe, aged 7, began asking questions almost as soon as she could talk, and this summer has really grappled with the loss of her birthparents. My youngest, Maya, aged 4 (turning 5 in less than 30 days now!), has not asked as many questions -- part of that is that she hears Zoe's questions and my answers, part of that is her laid-back personality.
I process things by writing about them, so I thought I'd get back to blogging (I blogged about our 5-month sojourn in China last year -- see Xiamen Adventure) to help me examine how we do adoption talk and how to do it better. I'm hoping for lots of comments about how other adoptive families are talking about adoption, too.
So, if you want to listen in on our adoption talks and share your adoption talks, too, keep reading!
The Angrier Adoptee, part 1
1 week ago