As an adoptive mom, I used to bristle when told that my daughter is "so lucky." But I began to rethink that comment when my daughter's biological grandmother was the one who made it.
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Yep we’re a work-in-progress around here, Danielle. ...
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…...