Welcome to my website, which documents my use of photography and the spoken word to chronicle the bonds that connect individuals, families and communities. I invite you to sign the guest book, browse the galleries, and to contact me with any questions or observations. MMK.
For years Mary Kalergis lived as a documentarian in the world of adoption, meeting and talking with people of all ages and from all walks of life. When she asked them if they would share their experiences with others, their generosity and willingness to delve into their most intimate feelings was inspiring. The resulting work, Considering Adoption, is a road map and travel guide to the emotional landscape of adoption. Unlike other books on the subject, it doesn’t tell you how to adopt. As important as this subject is, it’s well covered elsewhere. Less available is information about what it really feels like to adopt, which is the subject of this book. Ultimately, the stories told within these pages reveal that the triad of adoption-the parent who adopts, the child who is adopted, and the birth parent who has relinquished them-can form a unity bordering on the spiritual, fulfilling the needs of everyone involved and leaving an abundance of love for others.