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The Adopted Child

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I think everyone has this fairytale view of adoption. A child is abandoned or neglected by their biological parents and the adopted parents are the saviors of that child. Although many times those adopted parents are the saving grace for that child, it’s not always as pretty of a picture for the adopted child as society would lead us to believe. Depending upon the age the child was adopted can dictate how well they take their adoption. Some children who were adopted at birth never question their birth parents or

While writing the precursor to this blog I realized my perspective is quite skewed. I guess it makes sense that I present things from a female’s POV (point of view) considering I am a female. Being around men reminds me of just how different men and women are and how much we will never fully understand each other which honestly is what keeps us intrigued by one another. However, I want to be very careful that my biased perspective is not intended to tear down women or single mothers by

I went to an IMPD forum regarding racial profiling in Indianapolis. The community shared disheartening stories and exclaimed outrage for being targeted on the sole basis of being black. Many of the panelist contributed greatly to the discussion, but Dr. David Hampton had the soundest observation. He said one of the biggest problems our community faces today is the lack of fathers. Of course we have all heard this statement before, but the way he explained it really struck a chord for me and hit home. He said, it’s usually

Tribute to my Mother

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Today is my Mother’s Birthday and I wanted to do something great for her. Usually I purchase something extremely nice that I wouldn’t even buy for myself, not to make myself look good, but because I genuinely enjoy making her feel special. But the way my finances are set up right now, my budget is too low. Not sure if I should put my finances on blast, but I’m just like everyone else my age who is a middle-class American with an education, career and no children living paycheck to