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​رمضان كريم 

رمضان كريم  May this month be one of contemplation, community, peace, and blessings. Advertisements

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Canada bound.

After detailing the grueling application schedule for universities in my last post, I’m happy to report that I have accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Illustration in the Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice at Emily Carr University, … Continue reading

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White Savior Syndrome™

(or: “The Journalistic Stunt of Trafficking Syrian Children”) In a recent article written for Information Clearing House [link], Franklin Lamb states: “I confess to having purchased four children near Ramlet el Baida beach recently from a stressed-out Syrian woman.” The article … Continue reading

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Research/writing at @academia [updated]

I’ve uploaded papers, conference presentations, articles, etc. to Academia.edu [link to Academia.edu]; I hope this will serve as a more central repository of output than my various blogs/web sites. View main page: [link to Academia.edu] Thanks for reading.

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التبني كأحد مظاهر الإختفاء القسري

http://www.legal-agenda.com/article.php?id=1274&folder=articles&lang=ar

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The seeker and the sought.

Update: I’ve uploaded the foreword to Academia.edu: https://www.academia.edu/15249125/The_Seeker_and_the_Sought I was honored to be asked to provide the introduction to an anthology of writing concerning adoption reunion: Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age, an Anthology, edited by Laura Dennis. The … Continue reading

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What is the obverse of “ghost” and “haunting”?

Originally posted on Transracialeyes:
We’ve spoken about ghosts here and there. Lately, with reunion looming, I feel like I am haunting my own life, finding might-have-been footsteps; meeting could-have-been friends and, inch’allah, even family. But the metaphor is bothering me.…

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Islamophobia and adoption: Who are the civilized?

This paper started as a conference presentation at the Adoption Initiative Conference in 2012 with the theme “‘Best Interests of the Child?’: Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption”. The basis for it was sparked by an article that appeared in … Continue reading

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What does “Moving On” look like?

Originally posted on Transracialeyes:
It seems at every juncture I turn and run smack into adoption.  I consciously try to avoid it, but it seems to seek me out. For four decades I just lived my life and denied my…

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On the nightmare of adoption reunion.

An adoptive parent in the United Kingdom recently described the potential reunion of the children temporarily in his care with their parents as his “worst nightmare”. This was like a kick in the gut. Because I feel that my own … Continue reading

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