Author Archive | Charonne


Finding I have Roots in Two Different Places

When meeting someone new I often get asked the question “Where are you from?” I find it difficult to answer. I moved every several years as a child and lived everywhere from Western Canada to Wisconsin. I am not from one place, I am not from anywhere, I am from everywhere.  I have now spent […]

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When this White Mama Had to Explain Slavery to Her Black Daughter

I met my daughter on a crisp spring evening when a caseworker brought her to our home as our first foster care placement. She was bald, beautiful and so tiny — nearly the size my biological sons were at birth although she was several months old. From the moment she was carried into our home […]

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Meet Charonne

Just over a year ago we packed up a moving truck and said goodbye to our first home; the perfect suburban farmhouse. This little white house was the place we brought most of our children home to including some who came to us through foster care and were no longer with us. Countless tender memories […]

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