The Facebook Files: Domestic Adoption Support Group Admin, Jessica Bortz Schaap, Goes Facebook Live!

Domestic Adoption Support Group founder, Jessica Bortz Schaap, took to Facebook today to address the screen shots I've been taking from groups with unethical admins and members. She put a "live video" call out asking all of her fans and followers to report the Facebook page that accompanies this blog, Musings of a Birthmom. She … Continue reading The Facebook Files: Domestic Adoption Support Group Admin, Jessica Bortz Schaap, Goes Facebook Live!

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I Can See the HorizonĀ 

Sleep found me easily and peacefully. I usually suffer from insomnia and will lay awake for hours praying that slumber will come upon me. A peace I'd never known before washed over me as all of my children were under my roof in the same place at the same time. The people I value and … Continue reading I Can See the HorizonĀ 

Legally Enforceable Open Adoption Contracts in the United States

*Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and nothing in this article should be substituted for legal advice. I highly suggest any expectant mother who is considering adoption to retain her own legal representation who understands adoption law in the state that the adoption will be finalized as well as the state she lives in. This … Continue reading Legally Enforceable Open Adoption Contracts in the United States

Adoption Is Exhausting

I've immersed myself in the world of adoption for the past couple of weeks. I wasn't an active participant, but rather a (mostly) silent observer. Sometimes things were so enraging that I couldn't help but comment. I looked at post after post in a couple of "Birthmom Support Groups" of several expectant mothers talking about … Continue reading Adoption Is Exhausting

Mary, Did You Know?

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?