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 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
I was asked to participate in an online discussion panel with Transfiguring Adoption, which develops media resources that nurture growth in foster & adoptive families. This discussion was called Thriving During the Summer and discussed things to do during those summer months when our kiddos are home 24/7. A useful discussion for all parents, not just foster-adopt. Please… Continue reading Thriving in Summer
The kids are exhausted after their day of presents and cupcakes so Andrew and I put them to bed early. Just as we’re sitting down to relax in front of the television, the phone rings. “Hello?” Andrew answers as I look at the time; it’s nine o’clock. “I’m putting you on speakerphone so Lynn can… Continue reading Chapter 34 – Happy Birthday, Payton (final)
ADOPTION IS… Funny that is the topic for Erin Bohn’s Adoption Talk Linkup today. I just did a blog post for Transfiguring Adoption titled Loss and Acceptance in Adoption. I think the topic of my post is one thing that Adoption Is… The thing I’ve learned during my walk through adoption and foster-adoption advocacy is that each person’s… Continue reading Adoption Is… (Adoption Talk Linkup)
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)