10 Painful Lessons I Learned Too Late As An Adoptive Father

Lately I’ve been stumbling across various blog postings about things people have learned about [fill in the blank], things they want you to know about [fill in the blank], things you wish you could say to [fill in the blank.] They come from adoptive families, adopted people and others within and outside the adoption triad. I mean no disrespect, but I thought I should add my own painful lessons learned too late about adoption since my precious daughter Casey’s suicide. …

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#Adoption, #Attachment, #AttachmentParenting, #Suicide, #TeenSuicide

Recent Radio Interviews

As a self published author it’s hard to get media access which stinks when you’re trying to reach a broader audience. Among producers, agents, columnists, reviewers, and other gatekeepers there is still a bias against self published works….

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#Adoption, #Attachment, #BillMeyer, #Interview

Dr. Phil Doesn’t Get it

Normally I don’t watch The Dr. Phil Show during the day, but Erika taped an episode yesterday that was a “must view.” Titled “Parents Divided Over Disowning Their Son,” the show featured two adoptive parents and their 24-year-old adopted son, Adam. The father in particular was ready to disown and sever his relationship with his only child….

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#Abuse, #Adoption, #AttachmentDisorder, #DrPhilShow, #Suicide

Read This Book: “Adoption Healing” by Joe Soll


I first heard about Joe Soll through the American Adoption Congress. He is a prominent adoption advocate, licensed therapist, writer of multiple books and an adoptee himself. His book, Adoption Healing, was published some years ago, but his message remains powerful to this day….

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#Adoption, #BookReview

A Washington Post “Parenting” Columnist’s Stunning Ignorance!

I’m very grateful that someone shared with me today a column in the Washington Post called ‘On Parenting’ by their “parenting advice” columnist, Marguerite Kelley. She appears on radio and TV, so her opinions are shared far and wide.

Her advice made me ill.

A couple wrote in about the trouble th ……

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#Adoption, #Advice, #Parenting

Case in point

Well, I promised to follow up my last post with some good news, and I know that at least one of my readers will be disappointed that she won’t get to read about the sense of optimism I feel in the air just yet. Instead, I’m gonna hang out on my soapbox for a little while longer because I’m still working through my irritation….

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#Adoption, #FosterCare, #Mentoring