Healing Words for Adoptees During Mother’s Day

Healing Words for Adoptees During Mother’s Day

Bunmi Laditan is one of my favorite Authors. She is a poet, author, mom, and realist. She has a way of knitting words together that is equivalent to knitting wounds together. I am convinced that her words are blessed from God. Her poem is a declaration of love. I am...
The Layers of Motherhood in Adoption

The Layers of Motherhood in Adoption

Every woman’s journey into motherhood is different. While there may be shared similarities, each of our stories are distinctly unique. Regardless of the path taken, we have been granted the ultimate privilege of being called Mom. Motherhood is never an easy stroll but...
Navigating the Role of a Birth Mother Beyond Placement

Navigating the Role of a Birth Mother Beyond Placement

As a Birth Mother, I’ve learned that the path of motherhood in this instance does not end with the placement of a child. It’s a lifelong responsibility that changes and deserves our attention, even though we are not parenting our child. Many people feel...
Finalization in Adoption

Finalization in Adoption

Words matter. I would submit that definitions of words matter all the more. This month, we focused on not just what finalization in adoption means generally, but it what it means to each member of the adoption triad. What we found is that, for the most part, it was...
Family Dynamics in Adoption

Family Dynamics in Adoption

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. I’ve found this to be true in multiple facets of my life. My husband was deployed to Afghanistan for 13 months shortly after we got married. I missed him so much and upon his return, my heart and love for him...
Adoption Finalization as a Birth Mother

Adoption Finalization as a Birth Mother

Final: coming at the end; being the last in a series, process, or progress. When I first became a Birth Mother, there was so much I didn’t know about adoption. I knew I was going to get updates and a few visits, but didn’t know how much work would be required of me...