For those who work at Akron Children’s, most will tell you there’s something special about working at the independent pediatric hospital. They can’t quite put their finger on what ‘it’ is, but perhaps ‘it’ comes from the satisfaction of knowing everyone – from parking attendants to surgeons – plays an active role in supporting patients. […]
An adopted child’s origins are never far from his or her thoughts. But the subject often occupies the shadows of family life. It’s up to parents to bring it into the light. Think of an adopted child’s history as a story worth telling and re-telling. “The best piece of advice I’ve heard is you should […]
Terrill has seen the national headlines about families giving up on their adoptive children and she’s heard stories from her many friends with adopted children. As a parent mentor at Akron Children’s Hospital, she tells families undergoing struggles to not be ashamed to get some help.
As the year comes to a close, I am doing what lots of people do…reflect. So, I’m prepared to grab a glass of wine and some quiet space and jot down a few of the lessons my awesome kiddos have shared with us this year.
“Are you my mother?” Dr. Seuss asked it first. And then Jane asked it.
I have hemmed and hawed over sharing this story since early June out of respect for all members of adoption triads, out of respect for my kids’ birth mother, out of respect for their father, and most importantly, out of respect for Jane and Jude.
Lots of baby boys’ dads dream of raising a football star. A strapping young buck who can tear up the turf. I suspect that Vance has that dream for Baby Jude too. The state of the nation is that Vance needs to check that dream at the door, because it’s time to go from dreams of […]