Cathy Porter

These are our two grandchildren. The collage is a bit misleading in that it makes Addison (now just 5) look as big as her big brother Mason (almost 9).

Both of our children were adopted. Maria (African-American, adopted as an infant in Ithaca) is now 35. She moved back to Ithaca with her husband and two children a couple of years ago, to our immense delight.

Our son Ben, 34, was 2 1/2 when he came from Vietnam. He's a spoken word artist currently performing in Germany and Eastern Europe. His wonderful (Anglo-American) girlfriend is living and working in Paris, so he heads there between gigs.