August 27th, 2020 | by Cheryl Klein
I started from the things I am intimately familiar with. I am often at the receiving end of questions like “Why is my hair black?” or “Why is my skin different from my sister?”
August 25th, 2020 | by Jacqueline Ellis
On the new birth certificate, the adoptive parents’ names replace those of the child’s birth parents. There is a violence to this.
August 6th, 2020 | by Suzanne O'Brien
This country is all she knows, I think. And we are taking her away from it.
July 29th, 2020 | by Cheryl Klein
"It was difficult because I was never officially] adopted. I was no one, and I was never registered."
November 21st, 2019 | by Cheryl Klein
The reasons you are on that side of the adoption table and we’re on this side are mostly fucked up, not your fault or our achievement
October 22nd, 2019 | by Pat Alderete
I was the only mom who rode a motorcycle with a sidecar, with room for mija and all her stuffed animals. Along with any friend who wanted a ride, and they all wanted rides
August 10th, 2019 | by Ezra Stone
Earlier this summer, I read an advance reader copy of For Black Girls Like Me, Mariama Lockington’s glorious debut YA novel.
July 31st, 2019 | by Cheryl Klein
Adoption is not like a bear raising a bird. It’s like a bear raising a bear it didn’t birth
March 13th, 2019 | by Cheryl Klein
I rarely let myself grieve What Might Have Been. In doing so, I’d have to face the questions of every time-travel narrative. If my mom hadn’t died, would I have have gotten the fertility treatment that led to the miscarriage that led to the adoption of the grandson she’d adore
October 16th, 2018 | by Cheryl Klein
Two-thousand twelve was an apocalyptic year for me, as if the Mayans had been thinking of a thirty-something white lady