The Kirkwood Call

Adoption through a different lens

It’s the soon-to-be big sister, waiting to share her room with a new family member. It’s a mother who has been working through the adoption process for years, and is ready to call a child her own. It’s the cat who knows that their tail is going to be pulled by a pair of tiny hands. Whether it’s international or domestic, everyone involved has their personal view of adoption.

Maya Kim, features writer

March 13, 2020

From the little girl meeting her forever family for the first time, to the first time mother finally getting to sign the adoption papers. Adoption is a life changing word that impacts many people, and it is completely different for everyone who goes through it. The adoptees aren’t the only ones who get to...

Issues: being a foster child in America

art by Bridget Killian

Bridget Killian, editor-in-chief

October 21, 2018

There are 437,465 children in foster care in the United States. Of these children, 36 percent are over the age of 10, according to the Administration for Children and Families, and children over the age of 10 are 50 percent less likely to get adopted based on a study done by Lutheran Family and Chi...

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

Cece Hensley, features writer

May 15, 2015

Amber cannot help but ask herself if any of the 20-year-old men she sees in public could be her biological brother. She knows he is out there but does not know his name or his whereabouts. They were separated when Amber was 2 years old, after being adopted by different families. Although she has questions...

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