It’s 2017 and another year of Erin Bohn’s Adoption Talk link-up – yay! To learn more about this once-a-month linky, read beneficial blogs, and share your own st0ries, click the Adoption Talk badge in the sidebar, or click here. If you are connected to the adoption triad in any way, you WILL benefit from this amazing support system. January’s topic… Continue reading Adoption Blogs and Support
This was originally posted on my other blog, Written Reflections. My daughter did an ancestor report over Christmas Break a couple years ago. She reported on the maternal side of my husband’s family. She also had to fill out a family tree up to her great grandparents. One problem (or, more accurately, challenge): She is adopted.… Continue reading The Other Family Tree
Dear Adoptee, Thank you. Thank you for flipping the script and sharing your feelings, thoughts and opinions. It probably wasn’t easy and this adoptive mother appreciates it. For National Adoption Month I have been silent (for the most part) about my journey as an adoptive mother. Instead, I have read adoptee Tweets and blog posts, and shared… Continue reading Dear Adoptee
Today is Erin Bohn’s Adoption Talk linkup, and the topic is Birth Families. Paige turned eight on Saturday. My parents’ gift arrived a little late, on Monday. My fault. Actually, Amazon’s fault. After Paige opened her gift from Grandma and Grandpa, she asked: “Mommy, did Ruth and David get me anything for my birthday?” Me: “Not that… Continue reading Openness in Adoption
This is re-blogged from Written Reflections. There’s been a lot of publicity about adoptees having access to their original birth certificate. This isn’t even a question my husband and I have considered because it was never a question. Of course they and will, and should, have access to their original birth certificate. Their original birth certificate is a… Continue reading What’s In a Name?
CHAPTER 38 AN UNEXPECTED VISIT I sit on the floor with Paige and Eli, next to her birthday presents. Eli hands Paige a box wrapped in white paper with pink birthday cakes. She examines it and touches the shiny paper. “Pull the ribbon,” Eli encourages. Paige reaches over and tugs but nothing happens. “Do you… Continue reading Chapter 38 – An Unexpected Visit
Since adopting my daughters about five years ago, I’ve learned a lot and have grown even more. Here are some some thoughts about my adoption experiences. I’d love to hear thoughts on this note, regardless of experience with adoption!!! 1. There is often the assumption that I adopted because I couldn’t have my own biological children. In fact,… Continue reading Adoption Pet Peeves (Adoption Talk Linkup)