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Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.
Terri S. Vanech has written 851 posts for Pushing on a Rope

Wordless Wednesday — A is for Apple, P is for Pear

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Getting to the heart of adoptee grief

If you’re adopted, people are forever telling you how to feel: Be grateful. Don’t be one of those angry adoptees. Stop questioning things and move on already. The truth is that for many of us, being adopted means forever navigating a roller coaster of emotions, none of which cancel out other feelings. It is, as … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday — Off the Path

Wordless Wednesday — Tiny Lights, Big City

Wordless Wednesday — Docked

Wordless Wednesday — Gray Sunday

Wordless Wednesday — Summer blooms

Wordless Wednesday — Time for a Rest

Let’s finally close the door on closed adoption

Adoptees like me who were relinquished during the era of closed adoption have a hard time explaining to others why the arrangement shouldn’t be glorified. Getting people to understand that the Pollyanna narrative around the arrangement is based on flawed assumptions and that growing up not knowing our true selves has caused emotional harm is … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday– Rooftop View