Robbing Children of Their Adversity

Adversity. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines adversity as a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune. Adversity is something we all must face at one point in our lives or another. Some people face it continuously and others from time to time. No one is immune from it. Adversity, at face value, appears to … Continue reading Robbing Children of Their Adversity

Family Preservation is Not Anti-Adoption

In the past year, because I have become vocal about the injustices in our current adoption system, I have been called "anti-adoption." Nothing could be further from the truth. I hate that label. Yes, I am for family preservation whenever possible. I believe adoption should always be the last resort. That does not mean that … Continue reading Family Preservation is Not Anti-Adoption

The Revocation Period

Today we had a new mother come to our group looking for help.  She lives in Kansas, signed away her rights to her newborn baby that she delivered yesterday (yes yesterday) and immediately regretted it.  Let's talk about revocation. Revocation of Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) varies widely from state to state. Each state has … Continue reading The Revocation Period

The Birth Relative Monsters

Today I was directed to a blog post that was inspired by Lea Grove's Dear Less Than Perfect Mom.  This blog was written by children's author Kathy Lynn Harris.  Kathy thought that it would be fitting to do her own "adoptive mom" version of "Dear Less Than Perfect Mom."  For the life of me I cannot understand why … Continue reading The Birth Relative Monsters

Fundraising for Domestic Infant Adoptions

This subject has been weighing on me heavily this past week, probably because of Mother's Day.  In this day and age, with social media, it is almost impossible to not be confronted, at least once, with a friend asking you to share a page or donate to someone's fundraiser.  A few times I have had … Continue reading Fundraising for Domestic Infant Adoptions