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After almost two years of watching, waiting, and hoping, it became official this morning. Mrs Pastor and I are now the proud adoptive parents of two children.
by pastordan
Comment Count 319 comments on Tue May 05, 2009 at 12:11 PM PDT with 659 Recommends
Today Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza ruled AR Initiated Act 1 unconstitutional. Act 1 had been passed by a majority of Arkansas voters in 2008. Act 1 banned any adult who was ...
by Daxton16
Comment Count 146 comments on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 03:12 PM PDT with 582 Recommends
Just wanted to warn in advance...
by JeffLieber
Comment Count 390 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 01:48 PM PDT with 461 Recommends
Cross posted from Docudharma. Mijo. Pronounced mee-hoe. Mijo - Conjoined Spanish slang of affection. Mi hijo, "my son." ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 341 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2008 at 07:03 AM PDT with 458 Recommends
by bastrop
Comment Count 167 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 09:17 AM PST with 455 Recommends
I make no comparisons, draw no parallels. Others are free to make of this what they will, this is a simple story of a Mom, a Dad, a Daughter and the electronic world we now live in. No animals ...
by twigg
Comment Count 240 comments on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 07:05 AM PDT with 407 Recommends
It's simple, really. With apologies to the guy who coined the kindergarten meme, everything I need to know to understand and make my own decisions about the current US political scene I learned when ...
by Melody Townsel
Comment Count 222 comments on Mon Apr 23, 2007 at 12:51 PM PDT with 380 Recommends
Today, all across the country, families large and small will gather in homes to celebrate Thanksgiving. In many of these homes, politics and current events will be on their minds and at the ...
by Bill in Portland Maine
Comment Count 183 comments on Thu Nov 27, 2008 at 08:31 AM PST with 359 Recommends
This week, the documentary "Anyone and Everyone" aired on our PBS station. It was on very early in the morning, but I was delighted to see that this incredibly important film was even being shown, ...
by bkamr
Comment Count 257 comments on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 05:01 AM PDT with 300 Recommends
This is a re-post of a diary I've posted twice before. This particular incarnation of it was driven by a few diaries in the last few days, on topics of abuse, including *earicicle*'s rec. list ...
by plf515
Comment Count 277 comments on Mon May 25, 2009 at 03:18 AM PDT with 300 Recommends
When we adopted our son he was six. We were advised only that interracial adoptions required sensitivity regarding the child's race. We are white and lived in an area without much diversity (read ...
by santas
Comment Count 72 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 07:42 AM PST with 287 Recommends
Let me tell you - this is really personal. I have a tough time talking about it. But now is the time to speak. When I was just a kid - all of 14 - I was raped. This is not about that though. ...
by woodtick
Comment Count 187 comments on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 12:00 PM PST with 281 Recommends
Five days after my fifteen-year-old daughter Alice reveals herself as, well HERself, and two days after she breaks the news to her father and brother, we have the following conversation. “So who ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 88 comments on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 02:53 PM PDT with 276 Recommends
Got two kids. The older one, the almost six year-old, is the deep political thinker in the family , but the three-and-a-...
by JeffLieber
Comment Count 246 comments on Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 04:48 AM PDT with 271 Recommends
In June of 2007 my daughter, Kelly, was killed in a single car accident. She was only 21. My new normal is a very isolated place; primarily because most people can not identify with the horror of ...
by gofigure
Comment Count 90 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:01 PM PST with 255 Recommends
UPDATE: The Washington Post reports a partial victory for parenting sanity vs advocates for paranoid parents, aka "helicopter parents. By now everyone has heard of the Maryland couple who are ...
by Jerry Nelson
Comment Count 655 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 05:08 AM PST with 248 Recommends
Last week, my daughter came out. She's not sure if she's Lesbian or Bi yet, but right now she's in a relationship with a young woman whom she's known for almost 10 years. My husband and I both know ...
by Purple Priestess
Comment Count 167 comments on Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 03:23 PM PDT with 248 Recommends
My son is autistic. And I love him more than I ever thought it was possible to love another human being. When Nikalys was born, three years ago next month, I imagined what it would be like ...
by bobcatgrad
Comment Count 385 comments on Fri Apr 06, 2007 at 11:29 AM PDT with 230 Recommends
Maybe it's time for the female contingent at FAUX Snooze to wake up and realize what the Right Wing really thinks about them. From Think Progress : Fox News ran a segment entitled “You Do Need ...
by Cali Scribe
Comment Count 126 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 11:30 AM PST with 227 Recommends
In the early weeks of our daughter's gender transition, I experience a series of “Ah Ha!” moments. In each instance, I immediately stop whatever I'm doing and rush to her for confirmation. A few ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 63 comments on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 02:31 PM PST with 221 Recommends