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...

How to Avoid Adoption Jail In An Open Adoption

How to Avoid Adoption Jail In An Open Adoption

Imagine a relationship so important to you that you’d do whatever you could to protect it. Put yourself in the scene where you constantly worry about upsetting the relationship. Am I coming on too strong? Am I not participating enough? Will I say something wrong? Too...