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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 872 posts for Pushing on a Rope

Wordless Wednesday — Rocky

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Wordless Wednesday — Sun Drenched

In search of my better life

One of the arguments proponents of adoption often raise is that it gives adoptees a better life. Better than what? And who’s to know?  Ask a non-adopted person to discuss adoption and they’ll probably tell you it’s a chance to give a child a better life. Maybe, and maybe not. One thing that’s certain adoptees … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday — Surf’s Up

   

Wordless Wednesday — Scenes from a Mall

#BeingAdoptedMeans

Different. Incomplete. Alone. Angry. Confused. These are just a few ways adoptees are describing themselves on social media lately as National Adoption Awareness Month looms in just a couple of weeks. And as part of the ongoing effort by adopted people to #flipthescript on the whitewashed adoption dialogue we’ve been fed all our lives, adoptees … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday — Great Pumpkins

   

Wordless Wednesday — Framed

Wordless Wednesday — See ya, September

 

The hardest thing I ever did

My colleague, Jackie, shared her life story recently. As is true for so many of us, it is a journey punctuated in equal measure by happy surprises and huge disappointments, false starts and clear sailing, personal setbacks and awesome achievements. Time and again, she was able to reinvent herself, to grow as a result of … Continue reading