The Boston Post Adoption Resources provides resources for teen adoptees through our teen support groups, the BPAR blog, and online resource pages.
The golden light of autumn pales in the twilight, which softly creeps upon October afternoons. The rural byways of New England transform into a kaleidoscope of color. Leaves turn, preparing their trees for the raw chill of winter. Costumes and reverie ring supreme. Pumpkin spice can be found in everything from lattes to dental floss […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Masks We Wear
Words: simple combinations of consonants and vowels. When alone or strung together, they carry particular meanings, feelings, and knowledge. When spoken, words communicate additional implications because of tone, body and facial language, and context. I don’t believe you have to hold a degree in English literature or Linguistics to know and understand the significance of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Power of Words: Being Mindful About Adoption
1. “So your parents aren’t your real parents?” The first question is…what is your definition of real? If real is somehow supposed to translate into biological, then yes, whoever asks this question to adoptees is stating a fact. But as an adoptee myself, my adoptive parents are my “real” parents. They are the ones who […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Three Of The Most Annoying Things You Can Say To An Adoptee
This winter has been brutal and we still have a ways to go. I don’t know about you but the it is really starting to get to me! There is the physical aspect – the endless shoveling, cleaning off your car, waiting for the train that never shows up, sitting in traffic! Then there is […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How To Combat The Winter Blues
I have to admit, I don’t have the highest expectations of MTV. But when I recently came across the documentary Generation Cryo, I was blown away by their ability to capture such a deeply intense, complicated, and emotional experience in a natural and unproduced manner. Generation Cryo is a 6-episode documentary on MTV that follows […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Documentary Review: Generation Cryo