It turns out that chicken fried rice does not count as culture

November 19, 2014 by Mike adoption community, adoption realities, adoption situations, Chinese culture, Faith International Adoptions, Family Stories, Homeland, large families, marriage, Mike, siblings, transracial adoption 9 Comments

I am the textbook definition of a white guy. Beyond simply a scarcity of melanin, I have almost every other stereotypical characteristic that one might associate with my race – a general lack of rhythm, limited vertical leap, a “John Cougar Mellencamp” playlist on my iPod, an unhealthy relationship with ketchup, and a generalized ignorance …Read More

Homeland's XingFu Program

April 14, 2009 by nohandsbutours adoption situations, agencies, Homeland, Stefanie 0 Comments

Homeland Adoption Services has just received an invitation to place a large number of waiting children from Shanghai. Homeland’s clinical director, Nancy Reffsin, will be traveling there in a few weeks to see the children and gather information. Once she returns, the matching will begin. Families who wish to be considered for the children must …Read More