Adoption Blogger Interview Project

Received my match for the Adoption Blogger  Interview Project.

I am matched with Kohana of Growing Family at

I have not read much of her blog (yet) but will do so in the coming days. From what I gather she is an adoptive parent in a trans-racial adoption. She is also American and has a Dutch husband (I think?). She is currently living in Australia.

The match was perfect IMO (hooray Heather!) and timely. Having just returned from the St. Johns Conference on Race, Religion and Rescue in adoption I can certainly speak more intelligently to the topic of trans-racial adoption. Oh, I am still woefully ignorant (being a white mother who surrendered her first born white baby to a domestic closed adoption). I am looking forward to learning from Kohana.

For your reference, the project details are as follows:

  1. I need to swap interview questions with Kohana by November 4 (and she needs to swap with me).
  2. We need to respond to each other by November 9.
  3. We will post our interviews on November 14.

Soooo, check back here November 14 (or sooner if you want to read my St. Johns Conference Redux posts which will be coming soon!).

Found Roommate(s)!


I found a roommate! Two actually and they are people I know well!

As such, I will be going to the St. John’s Conference and looking forward to it!

Any readers going? Will I see you there? Let me know! If you are not going but live in the area and might want to meet for dinner/drinks, let me know that too! I am staying in Tribeca.  Message me and we can arrange details!

I remember my surprise during my last attendance when Psychobabbler (who until then had only been a reader/commenter) came up and introduced herself! So nice to put faces with names and comments!

Thank you to all who considered rooming with me or shared the word on my need.


Roommate Wanted: St. John’s Adoption Conference

Are you going to the St. John’s Adoption Conference? Do you know someone who is? Do they need a room? Would they be interested in sharing?

My roommate had to back out of the conference and I am looking to share a room with someone who might be attending. Please feel free to share my name or email or this post with anyone you know might be interested.

Dates of Stay:
Oct 18, 2012 – Oct 20, 2012
$472.83 (per person) for two nights
Cosmopolitan Hotel – Tribeca.
  This hotel is in a great location and is in walking distance to conference location. Room type is a Deluxe Double Double.
Conference Information:
Visit their site for more info