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?
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)
Today is the last day of school for my kiddos. Eli leaves the neighborhood school he has attended for seven years, since kindergarten, and moves onto middle school (seventh grade). Payton will go into fourth grade, hopefully getting the teacher we requested, who knows her background. Paige will move onto second grade with less anxiety,… Continue reading Adoption Meanings
The sitter arrives and we leave immediately after I’ve finished working. Visitors are required to check in 30 minutes early so the staff can pull the inmate. We aren’t familiar with the area and I clutch the directions in my clammy hand. I’m relieved when we finally arrive with plenty of time for check-in. We… Continue reading Chapter 33 – Matthew 25:35-40 (part 2)
RECAP: Ruth and David didn’t show up for the previous visit. Although concerned, thinking about it wasn’t a priority because Paige’s adoption was a couple weeks later. This chapter addresses Ruth and David’s absence. CHAPTER 33 MATTHEW 25:35-40 May 2010: I’m mixed up inside right now; a lot of emotional turmoil. Glad they’re OK, pissed that they’re so messed up… Continue reading Chapter 33 – Matthew 25:35-40
Ruth and David’s visits are being decreased from once a week for two hours to once every other week for one hour. To cement another brick of bad news in their house, a paralegal is waiting to serve them papers for a hearing to dissolve parental rights. David sits at the table where Payton and… Continue reading Chapter 31 – Visitation Hell (part 3)
CHAPTER 31 VISITATION HELL May 2010: On the way home from church, Payten asked ‘where are my mommy and daddy?’ I told her I didn’t know and asked, ‘where do you think they are?’ She said, ‘I think they’re gone.’ The girls burst through the front door and race down the hallway. Andrew calls out,… Continue reading Chapter 31 – Visitation Hell