I’m Gretchen (also have been known to answer to Gigi, G and Garbo), a thirty-something mama, wife, editor, freelance writer and ‘natural’ redhead married to Thomas, a man whose patience never runs dry. We’ve been in love 20 years; married for 13.
Adoption issues are near and dear to me; both my husband and daughter were adopted. His is closed, hers is open. We’re all about the open. Oh, and ethics in adoption? That’s a non-negotiable.
In addition to writing here about parenting, adoption, transracial adoption and our commitment to our daughter’s first mother, I write a quarterly column, Musings of An Adoptive Mama, for my adoption agency on open adoption and the myriad issues, feelings and experiences surrounding it. Learn more about me and my freelance writing services at www.gretchenbogerobryan.com.
No matter the venue, talking about adoption, sharing my experiences and providing resources are what I do. Most important, making connections and sharing in our own unique journeys — from all sides — are what I strive for.
Respectful comments are always welcome.
I’m active in my local adoption group, which embraces all members of the triad, works to ensure open minds and open hearts, and supports those in their own unique journey. If you’re in New Jersey and interested in meeting others touched by adoption, shoot me an email.
Reach me anytime at mamagigi AT comcast DOT net.