Thursday, June 2, 2011

Privacy Planning for Your Adoptive Family

(From weekly newsletter 2 June 2011. Available at

"Can you imagine sitting in an airport next to your husband or wife and suddenly watching them stand up and announce to the busy concourse: "Everyone, everyone, listen up. I want you all to know that my wife had MANY lovers before me, and man did she used to have a drinking problem."

Shocking, yes? And yet, for many families it is difficult to understand why a child, who has no control over the sharing of their private information (abuse, abandonment, health issues, or just being adopted) would feel small, weak, or angry when their personal history is shared by their adoptive families with others."

Click here for the full article by Elisabeth O'Toole on privacy guarding your family.