Statements Made By Adoptive And Hopeful Adoptive Parents – More Education Is Still Needed

"As an adoptive mom, I honestly think that there is nothing worse that one mother can do to another mother than withholding promised contact with a child." As a member of the adoption community I come across many comments from adoptive parents through various outlets on the Internet. My blog has always focused on the … Continue reading Statements Made By Adoptive And Hopeful Adoptive Parents – More Education Is Still Needed

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My Desperate Plea – Searching – October 29, 1993, Kingsport, Tennessee

This is a desperate plea to anyone who has gained anything from reading my blog. Tawney means the world to me and I cannot sit around waiting anymore.

Ambiguous Loss

Adoption always begins with a loss for the birth parents (and the rest of the birth family) as well as for the adoptee. Putting your finger on exactly what is lost can be difficult.

She Will Never Know Them

These people in my family and close friends that have loved IKL from afar may not have the opportunity to ever know her or even hug her, just once, and tell her they love her. She may never be able to have the privilege of having these wonderful people in her life.

Lost, Then Found.

Well, all I can say is "that was fast." About a week ago I blogged about some of my family's secrets. Hidden in the blog post was a quip about my mother's biological "half" brother that was out there somewhere. We had no last name, no exact birth date, no connection (on paper) to her … Continue reading Lost, Then Found.