Bringing Adoption out of the Dark Ages and into the Light of the 21rst Century

Bringing Adoption out of the Dark Ages and into the Light of  The 21rst Century.   It wouldn’t take you very long if you immersed yourself in the adoption community before you picked up on the complexities involved. If you dared to dig further, you might find yourself wishing you hadn’t.  While adoption is beautiful.…

Dear Expectant Mom

Dear Expectant Mom who is considering adoption,   I write to you today with a very important message.   It’s crucial to remember you have OPTIONS.    Take time to look into all the possibilities before you. Step away from everyone’s options and check in with yourself. You are the one that has to live with…

The Adoption Christmas Story

During some seasons in a birth parent’s life, holiday joy comes with holiday drama and trauma. I  remember.  One minute I would be caught up in singing holiday carols and being merry and bright and the next I was lost in thoughts about the life I thought I was supposed to live and wonder what my…

Thomas Castleberry

The Choice Our lives irrevocably changed 4 years ago. Not just ours, but theirs also. A choice made out of pure love resulted in a new family. Sadly along with the happiness came sorrow and grief. For every example of their love is an equal example of loss. We have it more fortunate than some…

Adoption Stigmas

Several weeks ago I saw a post from a forum that was educating its members on open adoption. I’ve read a lot of painful stuff on the internet over the years but this one hit hard.  THIS one overwhelmed me with the horrific reminder that there is still so much work to be done in…

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