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
Welcome to one of the most coercive pre-adoptive stories you will ever read. Take a seat and prepare to look through a "story book" that defines coercion and duress in expectant mothers. I almost titled this post "Faces of Adoption Coercion: Level Infinity." Meet Tuesday Laine Watson and her husband, Josh. Tuesday is very young, … Continue reading Operation Matthew 6:25-34
*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
I had decided to spend the majority of this month in a hole, in la la land, safely away from triggering things about adoption. Unfortunately, thanks to some truly horrendous actions of two people, I have decided to not just crawl out of that hole, but to jump out guns-a-blazing. Just before heading out for … Continue reading Get Baby Kaylee Home to Her Daddy; Miranda and Brad Larsen, Return Kaylee to Her Father
It's hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us! Saving Our Sisters has helped dozens of families stay together over the last 4 years. Helping mothers preserve their holiday traditions, by passing them on to their children, is just one blessing that SOS has been able to provide. Which, is to say the least, … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season – An SOS Call To Action
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