Tag Archives: single parent adoption

Eider Ducks and Me

Lea Wait, here. As many of you know, I was single most of my life, and in my early thirties I adopted four daughters.  I was thrilled to be able to adopt older children, especially girls, but being a single … Continue reading

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Maggie and Me: Same or Different?

There’s a game children play with either pictures or words: which things are the same? Which are different? (Table. Dog. Mouse. Cheese. Which is different?) More advanced versions appear on SAT tests. My kids and I sometimes played that game at the dinner table. (Yes: I was … Continue reading

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Celebrating the THIRD of July … And a New Beginning

Lea Wait, here. And I have nothing against the Fourth of July. In fact, I have my own way of celebrating it — an annual viewing of my all-time favorite musical,  1776. When I was raising my children in New Jersey every … Continue reading

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Adoption: One of my Daughters’ Story

Lea Wait, here. In honor of National Adoption Month, I thought I’d share the story of one of my daughters, and how 1985 changed both our lives. In 1985 I was single, living in New Jersey and working at AT&T. I had three daughters. … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Lea Wait

Jim Hayman: Mystery readers know Lea Wait as (perhaps?) the alter ego of Maggie Summer, the protagonist of Lea’s 5-book Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series, the most recent of which is Shadows of a Down East Summer. Maggie has an … Continue reading

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