Unique Motivational Strategies For Birth Moms

Unique Motivational Strategies For Birth Moms

The countdown has ended; the ball has dropped. Welcome 2023! It’s officially that time of year when you’re expected to make your New Year’s Resolutions: Lose weight. Quit a bad habit. Save money. Learn a new skill. Any of those sound familiar? How many people actually...

Why Your Child’s Adoption Story Is A Family Matter

Why Your Child’s Adoption Story Is A Family Matter

Let this year be the year. Let this year be the year you normalize your child’s adoption, if you haven’t already. What does this mean? Make your child’s adoption story just a normal part of life. Talking to your child about their adoption should be a building block of...

Ensuring Birth Family Connections In The Adoption Triad

Ensuring Birth Family Connections In The Adoption Triad

As the adoptive parent, it is our job to help our child form and feel birth family connections and roots. We are the encouragers of these connections.  Every adoption scenario looks different, so let’s talk about what that can look like for each case. Some form of...

Being Open To Grow

Being Open To Grow

Quote: “I forgive what is within because I'm in this house, I'm in this home, all my time.”  - Of Monsters and Men   “I know I'll wither so peel away the bark. Because nothing grows when it is dark.” This is a line from one of my favorite songs “Crystals” by Of...

How To Honor The Birth Moms During The Holidays

How To Honor The Birth Moms During The Holidays

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling, and hot cocoa is the new evening cap. What does that mean? The holidays are just around the corner! The most wonderful time of the year filled with family, twinkling lights, yearly traditions, and for many, a host of...

Being Open to Grow In Your Adoption Journey

Being Open to Grow In Your Adoption Journey

I’ll go ahead and rip off the band aid and say it: adopting a child is completely different and not like having a biological child. When you give birth to a child, they know you from your pregnancy; they recognize your voice, your smells, etc. You had control over...

Acknowledging The Impact Of Adoptee Abandonment Issues

Acknowledging The Impact Of Adoptee Abandonment Issues

At the beginning of our marriage, my husband and I struggled with understanding the prior experiences that shaped who we were as individuals. We had to figure out a way to communicate how our life experiences affected us on a day-to-day basis. I entered our...

How Birthmothers Deal With Reconciling The Unreconcilable

How Birthmothers Deal With Reconciling The Unreconcilable

As birthmothers, we love our children; so much so that often, we break our own hearts in order to give them the best life possible. This is the utmost example of selfless love. As birthmothers, we grieve our children, although when grief is thought of, it’s often...

Why Healing From an Adoption Loss is a Journey

Why Healing From an Adoption Loss is a Journey

“It is a process, not a moment.” - Michael Santoli It was a broadcast about the state of the stock market and the economy in general. It is not something that I regularly pay attention to. The news has been droning on about whether or not there will be a recession for...