Jarvis. A black man raised in the depths of the inner city projects on the East side of Nashville. His arm is wrapped in a tattered, worn bandage that covers an old bullet wound. The wrap he wears around his arm helps with the pain from nerve damage. He will tell you he is not [...]
In my previous post I shared my son Asfaw's story. His was a rare case of him being abducted from his village and lost for many years to the only birth relatives he had, his grandmother and her children. Though his was a rare case, I have seen the exact same emotions in other birth [...]
To keep on the topic of birth family, I will now share my thoughts on searching for and finding my son's birth family in Ethiopia. In my previous posts, I shared my views on what it was like to BE part of the birth family and take on the search to look for my brother [...]
This is a continuation of Part 1 from my previous post. NEVER in my wildest dreams would I ever have guessed I would be faced with the fear of losing my brother just one year after we finally found him. I had just found my brother a year earlier. He is 5 years older than [...]
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~ Maya Angelou Birth family. It's an interesting subject. For some, it's a touchy subject that adoptive parents and even some adopted kids are scared to get too close to. Do you really open that door when you don't know what is [...]
World Adoption Day! Now, this is a day to celebrate! But I also know it's a day that the majority of the world doesn't understand, especially when they look at families like mine. Sometimes I look at my own family and am in a bit of disbelief. How did this happen? Look at that. [...]
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.