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.
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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.
I have learned there aren't many differences between parents who adopted and those who used third-party reproduction.
Can my children be complete if they are unable to learn about their ancestry?
Just by chatting with a stranger at our neighborhood park, I learned a lot about my child's ethnicity and felt reassured about my parenting choices.
While being bombarded by adoption questions from my children, I felt like I was a game show contestant.
Once I was lucky enough to become a new mother through adoption, I anxiously awaited my first Mother's Day. I was excited for my day to be just like the ones portrayed in all those Hallmark commercials. Unfortunately, it didn't happen as I had thought.
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Recent Adoption Blog Comments
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!”…...