Love Wins

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015

Because today, Love Wins.   Well, love and books. And rainbows who read. Because they’re awesome. Happy Friday, everyone. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on...

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Tales from the Frontlines: Damien & Carlos

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015

I was sitting at my desk in a room I shared with about ten other social workers, doing paperwork, when I got the call. It was from a foster mom and dad who had two teen boys in their care. “Seriously?” I said, sitting back in my chair. “You really want them moved?” They really did. And like, immediately. The boys were named *Damien and *Carlos, and they had lived with...

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Tales from the Frontlines: Talitha

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015

We sat in the conference room of my former agency as she carefully leafed through the profiles of adoptive families. The room was silent, save for the sound of the clock ticking above us. Finally, she spoke. “Her.” Talitha*, the birthmother I had been working with, tapped the profile of a single woman with her forefinger. The woman she pointed to was a professor at a local college....

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Tales from the Frontlines: Jason & Rico

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015

Over the years, I have worked with countless children and their families. And to me, each child, each family I encountered (and encounter still, to this day), has a profound story to tell. Each and every one. Sometimes, when I learn of a child’s history, the traumas, the amazing obstacles she has had to overcome, her absolute bravery, I think to myself, there is a story there.  ...

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Bookmarks are in!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015

How cool is this? My publisher called yesterday and said promotional bookmarks were in for the Finding Pony launch date. It is still very surreal to see my name in print, and the title of the book on a bookmark for all to see. Please check out my new Finding Pony page, which includes the first chapter of the book. More, and much, much more to follow.   Stay tuned! Share this:Click to share...

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