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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.

Find a local screening near you.