If You Can’t Be Perfect, Be Interested – Talking Adoption with Kathy Ledesma of AdoptUSKids

When I asked Kathy Ledesma, the National Project Director of AdoptUSKids, to share a story about how adoption has impacted her life, she did not hesitate. Ledesma recalled a memory from her time as the Adoption Program Manager for the State of Oregon instantly. In Kathy’s words: “I reviewed every termination case in Oregon, but … [Read more…]

During National Adoption Month, Just Ask

October’s color was hot pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.  Hot pink was everywhere – whether on the cleats of N.F.L. players or on the bright socks of the girls’ softball team that I watch practice while waiting for my son each Tuesday night. November ushers in a different, as righteous, cause more subtly … [Read more…]

Share Your Adoption Experience To Celebrate National Adoption Month!

November is National Adoption Month and, in celebration, The Good-Bad Dad wants to hear about your experiences with adoption and foster care. Your story can inspire others so please consider sharing. Possible story ideas could be: -How has adoption impacted your family? -What advice would you give for those thinking about adopting or fostering? -How … [Read more…]

There Are No Adoption Oddballs

When my wife and I started our adoption process, I felt like an oddball – an adoption misfit. You see, I didn’t fit into any of the preconceived groups of people who, I assumed, adopted. I had categorized the adoption community into three groups: (1) Couples dealing with infertility (2) The devoutly religious (3) Families … [Read more…]