Author: Pernell Plath Meier
Pernell Plath Meier grew up on the Iowa side of the Mississippi in the Quad Cities. She left behind a life of traumatic chaos to move out on her own at fifteen. She earned undergraduate science degrees with honors in biology, anthropology, and environmental studies, followed by graduate degrees in sustainable agriculture and anthropology at Iowa State University. She’s worked and traveled in ten countries, including a long-ago trip to see the Grateful Dead in Canada. After college, she moved to Kentucky to help farmers transition from tobacco production to local foods. She found her way to Southeast Minnesota and spent nearly twenty years raising gardens, chickens, dogs and cats, while homeschooling her five adopted children. Today Pernell juggles day to day life as a single mom with three kids still at home, a smaller flock of chickens and a new puppy, Buddy. Prior writings have centered on adoption and gardening.
The Boy Who Changed My Parenting
Lifebooks as Lifelines
Acknowledging the Pain of Adoption
Whose Story Matters
Most Adoptees Do not have RAD
On Being Troubled
What My RAD Mom Taught Me About Raising RAD Kids
Attachment Changes Everything
What Social Workers Need to Know When Working with Adoptive Families
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