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Adoption and Child Separation at the Border

On June 1, 2018 Rebekah Henson published an important thread on Twitter critiquing the hashtags #FamiliesBelongTogether and #Ke...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Encountering Adoption When You Least Expect It

#Flipthescript prompt:  Adoption is everywhere—on TV, in movies and books, at work, at church, on t-shirts and bumper stickers. No matter where we go or what we do, we seem to run into references to adoption in every aspect of our lives. What strategies do you use to take care of yourself when you feel overwhelmed by adoption references? Talk about why random encounters with adoption can be triggering. Have you shared your reactions with those closest to you? Why or why not?

We were having a great night, until suddenly we weren't.

As parents to four young children, a bottle of wine and a movie after the kids were in bed was as close to a romantic date night as my husband and I were going to get.  My husband usually goes for action films, but this time he'd suggested something more my speed, a historical drama based on a true story, to go with our fancy Cabernet. (So it was actually a cheap bottle from Walmart. Moving on.)

Though it was a movie I'd wanted to see, the story line wasn't what I had expected. It took an agonizing turn when the main character was forced to give her baby daughter away.