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By: Rachel Garlinghouse
Rachel's picture We were standing in yet another queue at Magic Kingdom. This time, we were waiting to meet Merida, the red-headed heroine from Disney’s Brave. We stepped into a stone, rounded-wall area, craning our necks to see how much longer we would have to wait for our turn. In the center of the waiting area was a large stone table where children could color a picture of Merida to occupy them while the parents stood waiting nearby. The kids’ grandfather took my oldest two over to the table and supervised them coloring while my husband, my mother-in-law, my toddler, and I continued to wait,... Read More
Guest's picture   And think not you can direct the course of love, for love if it finds you worthy, directs your course.    –Kahlil Gilbran, The Prophet   I blame the television. My wife and I had come to terms with our inability to have children. Gynaecologists had come and gone, pursed their lips and presented their fee notes, and we had finally accepted the inevitable. We had considered adoption in the 1980's, but we were told that we were too old to be looked on with any favour by Social Services. So, after 16 years of a happy marriage and well into our 40's, we were both working and, quite... Read More
Guest's picture My name is Stephanie, I live in Hollywood, California, and I’m an adoptee. I think the story of how I was adopted is pretty interesting. My father has a very rare degenerative disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome. It’s passed through opposite sex parents, so if they were to have a biological child themselves and it was a girl, there’d be a 99% chance this child would have it. It’s not life threatening, but it’s a hard disease to live with, so they knew very early on that they wanted to adopt. My father is a clinical psychologist. He was working in Guatemala, Venezuela and... Read More