Internet Roundup: Best of the Net for Adoption and Infertility
As I was tooling around the internet this week, this is what jumped out as worthy of mention on this list of the crème de la crème in infertility and adoption. Please share you own picks or comment on mine by leaving a comment. Remember, comments are the blogging equivalent of a hug or a thumbs up, and I could use more of both.
- Really sweet video of a couple sharing the news that they have been matched with an expectant women who is expecting her baby in one month. Postscript: Their baby boy, Jeremiah, is home now, but it is a legal risk adoption– meaning that the birth father has not relinquished his rights, so it remains unclear if they will retain custody.
- Then Again, Maybe I Will: Two Kids, Two Zygotes, and a Dilemma— Article in Slate Magazine. While ostensibly a book review of Why Have Children? by Christine Overall, I’ve included it here because of the author’s discussion on his struggle of what to do with the unused embryos he and his wife have from their years of fertility treatment. This is such a big issue for so many people.
- After my blog yesterday on prejudice against the model minority—Asians, someone suggested that I would like the website Model Minority. They were right. First, the logo is beyond great. What’s not to love?
Second, the content is top notch. They list news articles about being Asian in America and have a forum, which requires you to register. I’m not sure if they are open to non- Asian members. Great insight for those of us who are raising Asian children.
- Skin Tone, Adoption, and Black Children: Is Colorism an Issue. Article in The Grio about prejudice within the African American community against darker skinned children and suggesting that this affects adoption placements.
- Raised Christian, But Jewish by Birth Article in The Jewish Daily Forward about the discovery that of adoptees that their birth parents were Jewish and how that knowledge alters their self-image. Interesting.
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