Category Archive: Family


State sanctioned rape of children

As parents, we generally want to do everything we can to protect our children against life’s harshest circumstances.  Many of us go to great lengths to do so.  Some may work very long hours in undesirable jobs to make sure their children are well fed, clothed and educated.   Parents often make personal sacrifices so that …

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Adoption heartache?

There are so many thing wrong in this article that I don’t know where to begin.  When I read an article headed, “Adopting in the US has more heartache than you think”, I expect to see something about the loss experienced by a mother who loses her child, or maybe a child who grieves the …

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Someone is missing

I have just spent a wondrous few days with my beautiful grandchildren, Liam, 5, Zoe, 4 and Josh, 2.5.  There is something about being a grandmother that isn’t explainable to someone who hasn’t experienced it; in a similar way to becoming a parent for the first time.   There is the same overwhelming love and sense …

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