I'd wanted to get a tattoo for years, but wondered what design would keep me happy for the rest of my life. Finally it hit me. What's nearer or dearer to my heart than adoption?
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Some parents who adopt transracially don't discuss adoption because they think their children will figure it out. Is that right?
When my children brought home a questionable assignment from school, I took a deep breath and stepped up to be their adoption advocate.
I cheer on my children because of their hard work and successes. I think I'd still feel this way, even if my genes had anything to do with their achievements.
I've realized that I no longer want to become pregnant -- I only want to be the best mother I can be to my children, who came to me through adoption.
Though I haven't heard from my son's birth mother since he was one, I've continued to send letters. After my son say he thinks it's "cool," I'm so glad I have.
Infertility changes a person, and deciding to adopt doesn't automatically bring closure on feelings about being infertile. I'm learning that that's OK.
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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…...