01.28.20

“Adoption Is Not The Same As Having Your Own Child”

People who’ve never adopted have never felt the overwhelming intensity of first meeting their child. It’s hard to explain the giddy anticipation mixed with unnamed anxiety. This combination of emotions helps etch even the tiniest details into your memory forever– the colors, the smells, the words, the emotions. For me, this moment is one of [...]
01.28.20

A New Adoption Paradigm

For more than a two decades Richard has been thinking about the paradigms that govern how people think about and practice adoption. Along with Jane Turner, ACI’s executive director, Richard has been developing a new paradigm for understanding adoption that moves the practice of adoption beyond “openness.” In this article Richard looks at the history [...]