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Discovery: I Still Have a Purpose

Discovery: I Still Have a Purpose by Beth Kozan It was kind of a chance encounter, my interview with a social worker from hospice to see which programs Elliot might qualify for. After I’d answered just a few questions, the … Continue reading

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Dear Anne

Dear Anne by Beth Kozan Note from the author: I wrote to an adoptee whose online column had raised issues about her early life. Dear Anne, I’m awake at 3 a.m., unable to sleep. I keep remembering your thoughts as … 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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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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More Tales from the Tailgate

More Tales from the Tailgate by Beth Kozan Last month for my blog piece (published on the 3rd of June 2016), I wrote about the baby who was born in my Subaru on the way to the hospital. I ended … Continue reading

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Tales from the Tailgate

Tales from the Tailgate by Beth Kozan  As I prepared last week to sell my 2006 Subaru Forester (Mileage: 148,268) I thought back over how much that Subaru has meant to me in my career in adoption. Put down the … Continue reading

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