Thursday, July 15, 2010
A Memory: When my Adoptive Family Went Broke
When I was a young girl, I watched the short, Christian movie "Gerbert: Before my First Day Began." The main character, Gerbert the puppet, learned he was adopted, just like he had adopted his stuffed lion named "Roary." The lesson of the movie is that Gerbert had received a better life because his mother had put him up for adoption.
Photo credit: Daniel St.Pierre
I began blogging in 2009 to try to find my original family and ended up becoming an author and activist for the adoption community. Two degrees in social work, two kids, multiple legislative campaigns, multiple published books, two collegiate teaching positions, a clinical practice, and advanced licensing later....I'm still at it and not giving up any time soon.