Dear Aly’s “Birthmom”

Dear Aly's "Birthmom," This is how you are referred to in Aly and Josh Taylor's blog, but you are not "their" birthmom. You don't belong to them. You are Genevieve's first mother. You are also the mother to the little girl you just gave birth to. Please don't let anyone tell you any different. I … Continue reading Dear Aly’s “Birthmom”

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Creating a Family: Talk About Infertility and Douche Canoes

I've been sitting on this post for several days. I wasn't quite sure why I wanted so badly to blog about something that happened. In hindsight, it seemed trivial. It seemed like it was just drama-stirring and I couldn't justify doing it for any other reason except to get revenge. So, this not being a … Continue reading Creating a Family: Talk About Infertility and Douche Canoes

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