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A family's journey through domestic and foster adoption
Recent Blog Posts
It's easy to boast of the "selfless" decision a birth mother makes, but the decision to place a child for adoption is so much more than a single word. It's complex and bittersweet. And it's forever.
During our wait to adopt our first child, I befriended a young woman named Jessica who was facing a crisis pregnancy. I realized that women in her situation won't just "get over" placing a child for adoption.
A conversation with two foster parents opened my eyes to the realities of parenting children from the system. If we move ahead, it will be sans the rose-colored glasses.
With two babies at home, perhaps this just isn't our season to adopt from foster care.
One hundred thousand kids without permanent homes: What does that mean? Like many people in our society, I had grown increasingly immune to numerical data. What forced me to recognize what 100,000 children really mean was...
I never imagined my children would be of another race (we are Caucasian and both of our children are African-American). I never thought I'd be sharing my children with another set of parents and siblings (both of our adoptions are fully open). But...
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Recent Adoption Blog Comments
Ladies…don’t mean to hijack your posts but I have been searching for others that may be able to help me. I have 3 biokids that…...
Very cool mommy2k. I love the font of the “K”. Very pretty and meaningful! ...
i just did this last week and then saw your post today! i also blogged about it today at http://chixnuggetsandcookiebutts.blogspot.com/ i got my son’s first…...
We too have an adopted child. Get this…..we (you and I) are cousins! We need to meet. Our sons will have something in common that…...
I hope your experience and advice will help others who are planning visits with their child’s birth family. You brought up a lot of points…...
Ambiel, thank you for sharing… I do appreciate it. Deb, that’s so exciting and fortunate. I’ll have to tell my good friend about this, her…...