Dying To Breastfeed

We all know there is a huge debate in the adoption community about the ethics surrounding breastfeeding in adoptive mothers. Some have even gone so far as to call this practice child abuse. The reasons stated for this will not be the same reasons that I give, however, I understand the sentiment. I have more … Continue reading Dying To Breastfeed

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Adoption Romance and the Subtle and Pervasive Influence We Are All Subjected To

When us "older" birthmoms try to tell pregnant women, who are planning on giving up their babies, that they have fallen for the coercion of the industry, we are often faced with opposition. Whether that industry is agencies, attorneys, or the media, in general, they all seem to parrot the same types of statements. "I'm … Continue reading Adoption Romance and the Subtle and Pervasive Influence We Are All Subjected To

Chasing Myself

Sometimes it feels as if adoption swallows EVERY. SINGLE. PART. OF. MY. LIFE. While I love what I do, the people I help, the people I educate, the people who help me, the people who educate me, sometimes I find myself shutting down in the adoption world as it all becomes extremely overwhelming at times. … Continue reading Chasing Myself

When An Adoptee Doesn’t Conform To Their Adoptive Family

Nature versus nurture. The age-old question. You'll hear┬ásound arguments for both sides. My official stance is both. However, the foundation lies in nature, in one's DNA. Everything else will be built upon this foundation. We mold and shape our kids, throughout the years, and teach them to channel their talents and personalities to be as … Continue reading When An Adoptee Doesn’t Conform To Their Adoptive Family