LETTING YOUR CHILD KNOW THEY ARE ADOPTED

This is the last post in the adoption series and I am so grateful for the past one month writing about adoption. The posts so far are not in any way exhaustive on the issue of adoption, but you can start from here, here, here and here. This is one very important issue on the...

CONSIDERING ADOPTION? LET’S LOOK AT THE LAW

Why should we be considering the legal aspect of discussion? What business has that got to do with a child whom you have chosen to be a part of your family forever? It’s important I write on this aspect because there’s need for orientation to make people understand the legal effect of adoption. I was...

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS, HOLD YOUR PEACE

“A butterfly that thinks itself a bird.” While that idiom quoted above may not make complete sense to you when you check the meaning of the idiom and put side by side with the subject of adoption, it is pregnant with meaning. I mentioned in an earlier post that my first interaction with the subject...

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THEY HAVE QUESTIONS, AND THEY NEED ANSWERS

Adoption is a deep and sensitive subject and it requires that you understand the nuances of adoption before going into it. Once you step into the water, you have to go all in and you have to be prepared for the journey ahead. One of the nuances you have to understand about adoption is that...

LET’S TALK ABOUT ADOPTION

I know quite well that this is not a topic that is readily accepted in our clime (Africa), and most people do not even see a reason for adoption. My first major interaction on the subject of adoption was in my third year in the university. It was a family law class, and the lecturer...

OF FATE AND FAITH – EPISODE 2

Read Episode 1 A wave of nausea hit me. What could that be? As though there had been a conspiracy, my stomach churned and I ran to the toilet. This is the second month I have missed my period and I’ve been sick for sometime. I went to the pharmacy to get a pregnancy kit...