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Book Interview with Lynn Grubb

Book Interview with Lynn Grubb

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Lynn Grubb, editor of The Adoptee Survival Guide: Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools, and I became friends back when we were paired together to do blog interviews for another anthology for which we had both contributed essays. We had fun doing our interviews the first time; so decided we would go for it again. I would love to see her answers to my interview questions reach as many adoptees as possible that would not necessarily hear otherwise about this wonderful book being a helpful resource. Thank you for sharing! 1. Picture yourself standing on a busy street corner holding a poster as the “The Book Lady.” (We know how much you love reading) Tell us what you would write on a poster you were holding to encourage perfect strangers to want to read the book you had just published? “Do you know or love someone who is adopted?” 2….

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You are not alone

You are not alone

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I decided it was time – thank you Tammy for taking my vision and giving me a fresh-new look on my blog. I love how you make “change” feel okay. It’s still a work in process, but I hope you come often to where I keep it real. Yesterday, I ran across an old post that I wrote back in March 2012. Most of the time, I don’t feel near as vulnerable as I did back then, but I still often feel silenced and wonder what the answer to this question is, “Is it just because we are adopted that our voices are not nearly as important as the next person’s?” Confiding in my friend, I shared with her what worries me the most when I put my heart out there. “Most people would be surprised you feel this way JoAnne,” she answered, while trying to see the vulnerability through…

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Calling all my reader/reviewer friends:

Calling all my reader/reviewer friends:

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After my adoptive mother passed away, I learned that she had been secretly working with one of my cousins to put together a book on her genealogy. For much of her adult life, mom had walked away from her strong religious upbringing. However, apparently, placing the information in the prestigious Family History Library was important to her, even if she wasn’t a member of their church anymore. Genealogy would have meant little to her had she not been trying to make things right with the church towards the end of her life, as genealogy is an intricate part of their religious beliefs. Although the reality did sting, quite honestly, it didn’t come as a surprise to me to discover that she had purposely left my adopted brother and I off her genealogy. I knew it was done with malice in her heart; the name of my first adoptive father, an…

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