Dear Adoptive Parents Who Made Certain Commitments to Their Child’s Birth Mother, 

Dear Adoptive Parents Who Made Certain Commitments to Their Child’s Birth Mother,    I am writing to you today with urgency. This urgency beckons you to be willing to hear my words with vulnerability and awareness.    My heart is heavy today for a particular woman who placed her child for adoption. She represents EVERY…

The Letter, Fate and a New Beginning – Final Chapter 10

The Letter, Fate and a New Beginning – Final Chapter 10 After I placed my son for adoption, I asked my social worker if I could write him a letter so that when he was older he would know I loved him dearly and placed him out of love. We didn’t have printers in our…

C-Sections, Hospital Stays, and a 2 year old Little Angel – Chapter 9

 C-Sections, Hospital Stays, and a 2 Year Old Little Angel   I was 9 months pregnant and ready to have my child in just a few more weeks. I cried every day upon waking and again my tears would put me to sleep at night. As my stomach grew bigger and bigger, so did the…

Food Shopping, Sweet 16 and C-Sections  – Chapter 8

Adjusting to the Convent:  Food Shopping, Sweet 16 and C-Section.  Chapter 8   The days were exceedingly long. Week after week, I would sit before the social worker with a confident smirk insisting that I would be able to find a good job and an apartment to raise my child in as a single mom.…

Behind the Scenes- The Breakdown, More Hideaways, and Loneliness – Chapter 7

Behind the Scenes- The Breakdown, More Hideaways, and Loneliness   I hopped off the short bus ready to race inside my house before anyone could see me or my fat pregnant belly. I had gotten really good at the race inside the house after school each day. I had it down to mere seconds despite…

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