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"When Divorce Magnifies Adoption's Losses": Deesha's Essay in the NYTimes

In January, Deesha's essay about co-parenting our youngest child, who is adopted, was published in the New York Times' Motherlode column.  Here's an excerpt:

To have been adopted and then become a child of divorce has added another layer of complexity to my daughter’s struggles. Some of my friends are surprised that she struggles with adoption issues because ours is an intraracial domestic adoption, and we brought her home when she was 2 weeks old. But from what I can glean from my daughter, she not only questions whether she belongs in our family, there’s also the logistical question of which of her parents she belongs to on any given night. Which home is home this weekend?

Read the rest here.

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Reader Comments (1)

Thanks for sharing this. Divorce can certainly be uniquely difficult for adopted children, and hopefully parents going through similar struggles will find strength and inspiration in your story.

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJD

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