This post is the third in a three-part discussion of adoption research featured at the Adoption Initiative’s conference. (Check out Part I and Part II) After the plenary sessions, the conference had some surprising moments. For example, one panelist spoke passionately from her personal experience … [Read more...] about Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption (Part III: Surprises and Takeaways)
This post is the second in a three-part discussion of adoption research featured at the Adoption Initiative’s conference. The second plenary speaker, Jae Ran Kim (social worker, researcher, and blogger formerly known as Harlow's Monkey), opened with the story of her adoption. Or, as she called it, … [Read more...] about Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption (Part II: Starfish and Dragons)
I recently attended the Adoption Initiative’s biennial conference, “Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption.” Even as a committed reproductive justice advocate, adoption is a fairly new topic to me. I fully acknowledge that I knew little about adoption beyond the broad stereotypes about who places … [Read more...] about Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption: Thoughts on the Adoption Initiative’s 7th Biennial Conference (Part I)
Some lawyers are unable to watch procedurals like Law and Order or CSI without screaming at the television. My particular vice is AMC's post-apocalyptic zombie horror series The Walking Dead, and lately it's getting harder to watch without getting annoyed at the misinformation. Yes, yes, I know it's … [Read more...] about Reproductive Justice in the Time of Zombies
As Chris Gottlieb wrote for the NY Times Motherlode blog, even for women of privilege, mothering is a minefield of judgment—judgment which increases exponentially for women who don’t fit the Betty Draper picture of white, married, hetero, cis-gender, able-bodied, middle-class motherhood. I’ve had … [Read more...] about The Job of Motherhood: All the Performance Reviews and None of the Benefits.