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Two links, *completely* different:

A post about adoption that is completely heartbreaking, but really rings true for me. A fabulous perspective on another side of the abortion debate we don't get to see too often.

Cute Things Falling Asleep. Um, exactly what it sounds like. Even my dad, who pretends to be a big ol' curmudgeon, was laughing. OMG, the cuteness. :)

Date: 2009-03-25 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bayleaf.livejournal.com
Oh, dude, that second link was exactly the pick-me-up I needed. \0/ Thank you!

Date: 2009-03-26 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itgreyhound1.livejournal.com
"Sometimes it seems like the only acceptable choice we have is when to become a mother, not if."

Oh, AMEN!!!

Date: 2009-03-29 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottahill.livejournal.com
Catching up on my LJ reading: the first post made me say "Duh, why hadn't I thought of that before!" And in fact, there are tons of movies and televisions shows made all the time about mothers looking for the child they gave up, or vice versa; it's only natural that that feeling of longing would take a darker turn in some people. I guess in some ways it's counterintuitive-- isn't it better that you gave the child a life instead of preventing it from being born?-- but in reality it must be harder to "close the book" and "move on" with adoption because the child is still out there, still exists, and heck might even come looking for you someday.

Thanks for the link. Oh, and it's amazing how similar the sleepy dogs look to my daughter when she's sleepy.

Date: 2009-03-29 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kcobweb.livejournal.com
If you're interested in more about adoption, there is an excellent amazing heart-rending book called "The Girls Who Went Away", about adoption in the pre-Roe era. Short version: a lot of them were coerced by their parents, didn't choose freely, and it basically fucked them up emotionally for life.

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