I know that when I first started speaking out in favor of family preservation I felt as if no one would get it, especially not people who adopted, never in a million years. Most other birthmoms didn't get it. The general public, at large, thinks adoption is beautiful because they've seen pictures and videos throughout … Continue reading To Preserve & Protect: When the Family Preservation Movement Catches On; Your Voices Have Been Heard
While sitting around playing games on my phone the other day, my youngest daughter started to talk about her upcoming choir concert for school. She was excited to perform the songs they had learned and gave me a sneak peek of the upcoming show. When the preview was over she sighed and said, "Do you … Continue reading Mary, Did You Know?
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
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
Kimberly Rossler gave birth to a baby boy, Elliott, at the end of May of this year. Since Mirah Riben broke her story on the Huffington Post, there have been some people coming forward, in comments and on her GoFundMe page with vague references to Kimberly's criminal history and how she isn't deserving of her … Continue reading Let Me Just Clarify – Kimberly Rossler, Kate Sharp, Donna Ames, Judge Don Davis, and the Unethical Proposed Adoption of Baby Elliott