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Posts by Beth Kozan

A Memorial Day to Remember

A Memorial Day to Remember by Beth Kozan Let me tell you about May 30, 1956 – the day lightning struck our neighbor, Elmer. School was out. The cotton was planted. After dinner (served at noon), Daddy had gone back … Continue reading

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Recognizing Loss on Birth Mothers’ Day

Recognizing Loss on Birth Mothers’ Day by Beth Kozan In the late 1980s (so the legend goes), a group of birth mothers who had been meeting for support regularly in Seattle declared a holiday for birth mothers (a woman who … Continue reading

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Good Girl Grows Up

Good Girl Grows Up by Beth Kozan Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? This was the Facebook meme tonight that triggered some memories … What made me (and a few others) … Continue reading

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Reviewing “Shar’s Story”

Reviewing Shar’s Story by Beth Kozan I guess it shouldn’t have surprised me when, in 1993, my supervisor told me she is a birth mother. Three times at that first adoption agency I worked for, I was told by a … Continue reading

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My Passion for Adoption

My Passion for Adoption by Beth Kozan After a 30-year career in adoptions, I was interviewed for a job to become the director of adoptions where I worked. I was asked if I wanted to go further up the chain … Continue reading

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Finding My Passion

Finding My Passion by Beth Kozan I have two professional passions in life: adoption and writing. How I found my passion for adoption is something I’m working on for another project. Finding my passion for writing started in high school. … Continue reading

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She searched for her birth family and found a surprise!

She searched for her birth family and found a surprise! by Beth Kozan In my 35-year career in adoption, I wore many hats. One hat was that of Confidential Intermediary. Michelle contacted the agency hoping to find her birth parents. … Continue reading

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