Tag: Adoption

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In pursuit of equality and individual rights, our society is tearing down the ideal of the natural family. Unfortunately, there is a cultural narrative surrounding adoption that supports this “tear down.” Adoption is when a child is removed from his/her natural family, and placed with a new family. It is supposed to be a wonderful […]

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The Surprising Side of Adoption

 

There is a scene in the film Good Will Hunting in which the title character and his therapist are discussing their individual experiences with abusive fathers.

Sean: My father was an alcoholic, mean drunk. He’d come home hammered, looking to wail on someone. So I’d provoke him so he wouldn’t go after my mother and little brother. The interesting nights were when he’d wear his rings.

National Adoption Month

 

November is National Adoption Month. Our adoption story started in 1996.

We started the adoption process through the state social services agency, but quickly fell out of love with how they handled things (too long a story to go into here). We met a couple in our area that adopted children from Russia, and our minds were made up. My wife and I decided we wanted an international adoption.

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Why this? Why now? Since I have extensively written online as Jennifer Thieme, I thought it would be prudent to formally announce that I have gone back to my maiden name: Jennifer Johnson. It also seemed like a good time to tell the story of my last names, as it is an unusual story and […]

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Back in June, Guruforhire made an interesting comment over on Barkah’s thread. The thread is about a survey conducted by Ashley Madison, a website dedicated to helping people commit adultery. The survey measured infidelity by religion. On the second page of the comments, Guruforhire said: “Just remember guys 1 of 3 of you are raising […]

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