Ambiguous Loss

Adoption always begins with a loss for the birth parents (and the rest of the birth family) as well as for the adoptee. Putting your finger on exactly what is lost can be difficult.

She Will Never Know Them

These people in my family and close friends that have loved IKL from afar may not have the opportunity to ever know her or even hug her, just once, and tell her they love her. She may never be able to have the privilege of having these wonderful people in her life.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

**To protect the privacy of IKL, in case someone who may know her stumbles upon this blog, I am making this post a little bit in advance.** You are no longer a baby and are on your way to becoming the beautiful young woman that I know you will be. However, to me, somehow, you … Continue reading Happy Birthday Baby Girl