Category Archives: Pennsylvania
At that moment, Cline walked up and said, in his miraculously gentle drawl, “You can take her home if you want to.”
One of the things about moving around a lot is that people start to ask you, “Does it feel like home?”
I learned that home is a team sport.
The South American gem grinned when I responded to her beautifully-accented English in Spanish, and spoke again, “Digame si no me entiende. ¿Ok?”
So consider this a love letter from your faraway child.
No algorithm is going to teach mandated reporters that white families are just as dangerous as other families.
Once someone no longer needs unemployment assistance because they’ve gotten a job, things should be much easier: more money, more independence, more control, more freedom. But DeParle wants to show us just how much harder it gets after welfare.
But regardless of his insistence that I follow his exact instructions or else something might go Terribly Wrong, I’d come too far to go back now.
“All adoption begins with loss.” I’ve chewed on that phrase for months, and the flavor hasn’t yet gone out of it.