To Preserve & Protect: When the Family Preservation Movement Catches On; Your Voices Have Been Heard

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

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Abortion Vs. Adoption

*Disclaimer - This post will not argue whether abortion should be legal. This post has nothing to do with that. Instead, this post will assert the ludicrosity that adoption is an alternative to abortion.*   Have you seen those trendy pictures in "feel good" websites lately? Pictures of couples or families holding signs outside of an abortion clinic … Continue reading Abortion Vs. Adoption

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

The Sun and the Ghost

The following is a chapter from the book I am writing, "Whispers of Grace." The months following the relinquishment of IKL I had the same nightmare frequently. I still have this nightmare once in a great while. Most of the nightmares I have now are different but revolve around the same theme, saving my baby. … Continue reading The Sun and the Ghost