Richard Reiss has written extensively about creating a family through adoption, and the joys and challenges of being adoptive parents. His work has appeared in The New York Times, ADDitude Magazine, Perigee Journal, Serving House Journal, The Newark Star-Ledger, The Literary Review, and Psychotherapy Networker. He is the author of Desperate Love: A Father’s Memoir, published by Serving House Books. Richard and his wife, Paula Kaplan-Reiss, and family, are members of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick, N.J.
The enormous question for me, then, has always been: Is God watching? When I began to understand computers, I realized that, yes, one thing could follow billions of people if those people were nothing more than data points on a revolving planet with polar icecaps.