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Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

...any stories I’ve been told since we started this process detailing how any adoption seekers who aren’t a heterosexual, married, Christian family won’t make it through the system or at least won’t be given the same consideration as families who are. We were even told by the caseworkers during adoption classes there are a lot...
Pre-Adoption Update (Oh my gods this is really happening)

Pre-Adoption Update (Oh my gods this is really happening)

...ng adopted will be either homeless, in prison, or dead. In the US, once an adoption is finalized the biological parents have zero rights and cannot take the child away from you ever; in the eyes of the law, adoptive parents are equal to birth parents. Babe Ruth grew up in an orphanage where his...
Update on the Children...

Update on the Children…

...day of the trial which decides whether or not the children will be up for adoption or if their mother get yet another chance. I’m not allowed to talk about the details of the case, but from what I understand, the situation they came from has not changed in any significant way from when the...
Royal Advisors Wanted... Mixed Religious Parenting

Royal Advisors Wanted… Mixed Religious Parenting

Our contract is in with our adoption agency. TheScott and I are officially on the waiting list for receiving custody of children Excuse me while I go breathe into a paper bag a few times. Okay, back now. As I’ve mentioned before, TheScott and I are adopting through the foster system. We’re looking for two...
Ancestor Veneration - A World Tradition

Ancestor Veneration – A World Tradition

...ildren. This personally concerns me because TheScott and I are considering adoption, so I’ve looked into it. In most traditions I’ve read about, adopted children have full access to both family lines – the line they were born into and the line they were raised in – giving them double the number of ancestors cheering...
Maiden Mother Crone

Maiden Mother Crone

...ther of Atayal TheScott and I have decided to still be parents. We started adoption classes Monday, and both of us are excited. We’re going through Child Protective Services, so we will adopt children instead of infants. Children who, like TheScott and me, are looking for the family denied us via the more traditional route....
Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 2

Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 2

...upidest things. (I practiced a lot before talking to the caseworkers at my adoption agency!) At the beginning, when I still wasn’t totally sure what I was doing with this new religion myself, it was a disaster. In addition to that, it’s human nature to avoid tricky or painful subjects. For TheScott and I it...