On the Premiere of Calcutta is My Mother…

I’m overwhelmed by the kind words, enthusiasm, and support for Calcutta is My Mother and for me, personally. As difficult as this process has been, revealing myself and my story in this film is a privilege; not one I take lightly. The depth of vulnerability captured throughout the filming process was and is still painful … Continue reading On the Premiere of Calcutta is My Mother…

Overcoming Fear Can Expose Insecurity 

Last Fall I was asked to present a workshop at the Indiana Adoptee Network Conference. I’ve found it’s easy to say yes to something 6 months in advance. I think I feel confident or at least that my confidence will kick in by the time the event rolls around. But, as the time rapidly passes, … Continue reading Overcoming Fear Can Expose Insecurity 

36 and 10 / What I’ve Learned About Adoption

Today marks 36 years since my arrival from Calcutta. It's hard for me to believe that one year ago I was back in Calcutta on the 35th anniversary filming Calcutta is My Mother. I've spent the past 2 years researching adoption, having heart to heart conversations with adoptees, and writing down every thought and feeling of … Continue reading 36 and 10 / What I’ve Learned About Adoption

I Long for Both of Mine…

Motherhood in May / Part 3 As I've thrown myself into writing my book, I've shared less and less about adoption here. I kind of hate that even though it is a necessity as I am determined to manage my book content and keep it fresh. (for all previous posts on adoption, click here) Today, however, I have a few … Continue reading I Long for Both of Mine…

2016 American Adoption Congress Conference

I recently had the honor/pleasure/joy of presenting at this years American Adoption Congress Conference (AAC) here in Denver. Last Fall, I timidly submitted a proposal to share about the grief  I've experienced as an adoptee. I was shocked to receive an email accepting my proposal the day after my moms funeral. It was wonderful news which I received … Continue reading 2016 American Adoption Congress Conference