At the end of one of those days when nothing went right, hearing my son speak with confidence and pride not only about adoption, but in being adopted himself, washed away all of the troubles.
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Recent Blog Posts
When my son learned he would have to wear an eye patch, he was unhappy about being "different." The experience has yielded valuable lessons about embracing and celebrating differences.
This February, my son's preschool asked the parents to write a love letter to their kids. I took the idea and ran with it, resulting in these 50 reasons I love my son.
Questioning whether we think about adoption every time we look at our son is questioning the validity of our relationship to him. It is as if you're suggesting our connection is "less than."
I have spent countless hours thinking about how to explain my son's adoption story to him. Why haven't I begun thinking about how to tell him my adoption story?
When my son asks me why green means go and red means stop, I don't really have an explanation other than "they just do." How in the world will I be able to answer his adoption-related questions?
I'm constantly struck by how much my son "gets" -- he knows what his little world consists of. So, what must it have been like for me at three, when I was separated from my siblings and placed in a foster home?
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Barbara, Like Sadie, I feel like an ambassador for open adoption. My husband Jeff was adopted in 1963 and we adopted a domestic newborn in…...
I have not meet with my son´s BF but I have a couple of photos and he looks so much like her (and nothing like…...
I found the other site a week or so ago and was wondering about it. Now I know! ...
Thanks for sharing article ....i have read many blogs on open adoption and found that people are not much happy with open adoption. ...
Thank you for sharing your story. I have spent the last year and a half creating hair tutorial videos for parents of African American and…...
Thanks, Barb, what a unique story. I also liked what Sadie had to say about nature vs nurture: “There is something to this nature thing!”…...