Vying to be Among the Chosen
LYNNFIELD -- Georgia and Vince Salaverri are among the chosen. Literally. On May 18, 1997, after a jittery interview over Sunday brunch at a Bickford's restaurant in Dedham, the couple was picked by a pregnant woman to be her child's new parents. Gone are the days when biological mothers... Pressing Close and Pushing Away: The Dance of Ambivalence in Adoption Relationships
I sat with a therapy client while she cried this morning. She is the adoptive mother of a two-year-old daughter and is working with me on her ambivalent feelings about adopting a second child. "I'm forty four years old, that must be too old to be a mother, who in their right mind would start... Top Five Hot Buttons Not to Push!
These are examples of amazingly insensitive comments heard recently by members of INCIID's Adoption Waiting Room Internet bulletin board. Names have been changed to protect both the guilty and the innocent. There are many people, who, before reading Adoption Is a Family Affair!, might not even have... John Gabriel
Barb recently returned from the Philippines with her 6-year-old, newly adopted, son Gary. While in the Philippines, she sent home e-mails to tell her friends and family how the trip was going. Below are some excerpts from her e-mails. This handsome guy is Gary. Welcome home! Day 1 - I arrived! ...
NSA analyst charged in 3-year-old adopted son's death
A national security analyst and decorated Marine veteran is accused of beating to death his three-year-old adopted son. Ohio mom, adopted son closer to coming home
There's a light at the end of the tunnel for a local mom caught in Ukraine, trying to make it back home to Lebanon with her newly adopted son. Martinez named Pasay
Manila, Philippines --- Olympic skater Michael Martinez was named yesterday by the Pasay City government as an adopted son of the city, considering that the SM Mall of Asia located in the city served as one of his training grounds that led to the development of his ice skating skills at an early... Locals attack MP
AN adopted son of Bogia MP John Hickey, pictured, was beaten by a group of people on Friday when he tried to disturb a public forum held to castigate his father.
One Name to Unite Us?
October 25, 2013, 7:36 am
When I got divorced last year, it made sense for me to keep my married name. I got married during graduate school, so my entire post-education career had been conducted under that name. It was my daughters' last name and I had no intention to ask them to change it. It would be simpler to deal... Teenage Boys aren't Meant to Live at Home!
March 12, 2012, 10:21 pm
I've been thinking about the royal pain in the neck teenagers can be, especially teenage boys. They can be so defiant, stubborn, disrespectful, disobedient and my personal favorite, unpleasant. Then it occurred to me: a sixteen-year-old boy still living with mom and dad is a relatively recent... Reading= Success
March 25, 2012, 12:47 pm
I heard the saddest news yesterday when I was talking with a local third grade school teacher. She said that out of the 21 kids that she had in her class- 10 of them read at a first grade level. I really had to pity her. She is required to teach these children third grade material when over half...
Cheryl and Leonard Sokoloski adopted an eight-year-old boy in 1990. Eight years later, their son returned to his birth mother's home. Cheryl started attending a local support group shortly... Finding Your Roots
I am adopted myself, and we also adopted a son in 1983. I have found my birth siblings, with the help and blessing of my adopted mom and dad. It was and is one of the best things in my life. My mom... Mallie, We Love You!
It was her birthday, but she didn't know I was thinking about her. All day long I was imagining what her birthday party was like and how many wonderful presents she was going to get. Someday. Someday...