After hearing back from many AdoptiveFamiliesCircle.com members who shared their stories, I'm pleased to kick off the Open Adoption Truth project with a video of Sadie, an adoptee who's also a birth mom and an adoptive mom.
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School Days Photo Contest
Meet the winner, Maya (8, India), and the finalists.
AF Cover Photo Contest
Meet the winner, Bruno (4, U.S.) and the finalists.
Summer Fun Photos Contest
Meet the winners, Halle, Payton, Sofia, and Parker, and the finalists.
Embracing the challenges of adoption requires a sense of humor
Recent Blog Posts
At first, the blended-family dynamics common in my daughter's biological mother's circle surprised me, but who knows better than a mom in an open adoption that you don't have to be related by marriage or DNA to love one another and call each other family?
As the mother of an adopted child, there are a few idioms that now sound idiotic to me and definitely make me think twice when I hear them.
Our recent visit with our daughter's birth family felt like one big rush, with little time for heartfelt conversations. I came away with a few memories to treasure, and lessons learned about making the next visit go more smoothly.
I once thought open adoption meant sending monthly photos and updates. Now we consider our daughter's birthmother family. How did we get from there to here, and where will our relationship head in the future?
After bringing home my baby through domestic adoption, I was surprised to discover how lonely I felt. So I began venturing out on a mission -- to meet and befriend other mommies.
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Barbara HerelNew York
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Recent Adoption Blog Comments
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!”…...
Interesting story…...very nicely you handle everything…i read other related article also…felt that reading new article update me with new situation that can be faced by…...
“I enter as an ‘adoptive mom’ who is there to volunteer and answer any adoption questions that may arise.” —You’re like a super hero, Danielle.…...