What are you doing this weekend? I am finishing Halloween costumes and picking pumpkins with these fall-minded kiddos of mine. What could be more fun than climbing in apple crates, over hay bales and getting lost in the corn maze? But after that I need to relax a little. So for the weekend I curated a special list of articles and happenings just for Blended readers. Curl up on the couch with a mug of apple cider and enjoy. Have a great weekend!
On the power of a Halloween costume.
National Adoption Day is one month away!
20 Black Child Prodigies Mainstream Media Doesn’t Talk About (trust me, they will inspire you).
A powerful interview about growing up in an open adoption.
The truth that “birth parents remain the most under-served members of the adoption community” and one organization that is trying to change that.
A reflective engaging review of ’12 Years a Slave.’
And lastly I am attending my local viewing of Closure, a documentary about an adoptee who is re-united with her birthmother, birthfather and extended family. Angela, adopted from Tennessee and raised in a multiracial family here in Washington, will join us for a post film conversation.
Thanks for the shout-out, Stephanie. Enjoy your weekend and the doc/discussion.
You are welcome – it is a wonderful interview/article!
Hi Stephanie! Thanks for the Closure shoutout (I’m the filmmaker, and husband of Angela). What city/state are you in? We’ll be at the Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis screenings, but not the other ones. Don’t want you to have false expectations about our attendance! Thanks!
Hi Bryan! I will see you at the Portland screening. I heard you would be there with Angela from Adoption Mosaic. Definitely couldn’t miss it. Looking forward to it!