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By: Rachel Garlinghouse
Rachel's picture Over the past year-and-a-half since the release of my book Come Rain or Come Shine: A White Parent’s Guide to Adopting and Parenting Black Children, I’ve been approached by many who consider themselves aspiring authors. Most commonly, they express, “I’ve always wanted to write a book!” and proceed to describe a life experience that they feel they must share with the world.  I’ve been asked several times about the process of writing a book, finding a publisher, and producing something worthy of a reader’s money and time. This is when I flashback to the months and months of staying... Read More
By: Janel Indingaro
jjindingaro's picture As a continuation of my previous blog, The Delivery Room: A Birthmother’s Experience, this entry expresses my thoughts and feelings about my stay at the hospital after delivery. My feelings throughout my hospital stay were not as painful as they were during the delivery room experience. In the delivery room, I felt the doctor's and nurse's lack of knowledge made the experience more difficult. However, in my recovery room I only had to worry about how A’s parent’s felt about sharing the time with me. I only spent 24 hours in recovery, so there wasn’t much time for me to say “see... Read More
By: Jessalyn Speight
Jessa's picture   I saw this book, and I had to read it. There is a serious lack of picture books for children in terms of adoption. I have read a few here and there that I like, but for the most part, they were not that wonderful. Sharlie Zinniger hit the nail on the head with the words in her book, Yes, I'm Adopted! She uses wonderful adoption language, feeling, and most importantly to me, she actually mentions the birth mother. This is rare in books to find all three components at once. This book touches on the emotions of an adopted child. They do feel different at times, they do wonder... Read More
By: Kristen Nicole
KristenNicole's picture It finally happened…someone told me they were pregnant and instead of jealousy, sadness and thoughts of why? I truly felt joy! I know that may seem silly, weird, or even selfish to some of you. But I know there are many of you out there that are unable to conceive and wondering when that day will happen for you. I don’t think you can really put a time frame on when that pain you feel from not being able to conceive stops trickling down to every pregnant person you know and/or meet. It would be nice if you could. For me I think it took too long. Sure, I have been over the crying... Read More

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