adoption

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...

Adoption

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...

Family

WHO EXACTLY IS FAMILY?

This is another opinion poll post where people air their views on this subject matter.  Overtime, I hear people say “in the end, family will always remain family even when you get married.” This leaves me wondering what they mean and who exactly is family. I know we all come out from that small cell...

wife

A LETTER TO WIVES

Dear wife Just few days back, I wrote a letter to husbands. You can choose to read that here. I’m sure you will be so glad I addressed the men instead of facing women. Well, here is your own piece of the cake I gave them to eat. O virtuous woman. The crown of her...

WHO TAKES PRIORITY?

As between your spouse and your kids, who takes priority? Between your immediate family (wife and children) and your extended family (parents and siblings), who takes priority? Between your work and your wife, who takes priority? If you’re to choose between your familiar friends and the wife/husband of your youth, who are you going to...