Category Archives: Adoption

DNA Dreams Do Come True

After five years of searching and coming up against brick walls, my cousin, Toni Angelique Harrison, has finally found her biological father! For those who have not been following this story, or don’t know me, or haven’t read this blog; … Continue reading

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A lot of you who know me, know that I put 318 on a lot of the things that I have on social media. and you may wonder why.  Or you may not care. But I’m gonna tell you anyway. … Continue reading

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Adoption, DNA and Social Justice

Colin Kaepernick recently hosted a Know Your Rights Youth Summit in the Bay Area where he gave DNA testing kits to the participants.  He explained that he had taken a DNA test that past summer and his connection strengthened to his … Continue reading

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Adoptive Parents: PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN

I had one of those “Sleep on it and see how you feel in the morning” moments last night. Last night I watched a Snap Chat video (and actually recorded it with my phone) of at least three white girls … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Middle

The name of my blog is “Stuck in the Middle” in reference to the Stealer’s Wheels song “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” When I first named … Continue reading

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“Same Time, Man, I Don’t Know You” – A Manifesto on Why This Adoptee Trusts No One

  As an adoptee, I have learned through my life that the only person I can really trust is me.  I have learned that the thought of having a “normal” family is but a fanciful dream.   I have learned … Continue reading

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Processing the “Racial” in Transracial Adoption

That’s not to say that I never knew that I was a Black woman either. Because being raised in racial isolation, one cannot help but to always know and be reminded that he or she is and always will be non-white. So, I always knew that I was Black, but it took years and years to figure out just exactly what being Black meant to me. So, that is why I identify first as an adoptee and second as a Black woman. Continue reading

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Labels

I have always hated labels.  I have noticed that especially in the adoption world, there is a strong desire to label people’s stories, lives, or even their personality as either “happy” or “angry.”  Stories are labeled as either “positive” or” … Continue reading

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Indiana Birth Mothers – “Governor Pence Does Not Speak For Me”

In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, … Continue reading

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Indiana Adoptees Fight for Access to Birth Records

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, … Continue reading

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