As we head into the weekend, here are a handful of reads that made an impact on us this week. We hope you take in a fresh perspective, are moved, or learn something new.
“My son was shot in the head by a stray bullet. This is why gun sensible gun laws matter.” “My then-13-year-old son, DeAndre, had been shot in the head while attending a birthday party. A stray bullet ripped through the bay window as the boys played and pierced my son’s skull, penetrating his brain. My heart stopped when I received that call. How could this happen? Dre was in the right place at the right time – playing with friends as a child should. How could such a normal Saturday occurrence become an act of gun violence?”
5 affirmations parents can give their adopted children. “Affirming our children is incredibly important, especially when there are misconstrued and negative stereotypes surrounding adoption. Whether you are tucking your child in to bed, driving to gymnastics practice, or enjoying a visit to the park, there’s always an opportunity to affirm your child.”
This very interesting and controversial piece about adoption in the Huffington Post argues that adoption is a feminist issue…but not for the reasons we think. And that in fact, it often increases inequality.
Excellent ways to get involved in this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week (not just this week, year-round, too!)