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?

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Get Baby Kaylee Home to Her Daddy; Miranda and Brad Larsen, Return Kaylee to Her Father

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

For the Fathers

For the fathers who were never made aware they had a child, this one's for you. For the fathers who fought like hell to keep their children but the adoption industry won out, this one's for you. For the fathers who felt they had no other choice, this one's for you. For the fathers who … Continue reading For the Fathers

A Look at the Laws: Termination of Parental Rights for Fathers and Mothers – Who Does It Protect?

When we talk about domestic infant adoption, who do the laws, which vary by state, really protect? Do they protect the biological or expectant mother? What about the alleged or assumed father? The prospective adoptive parents? How about the child in question? There are fifty states, plus the District of Columbia, within the United States. … Continue reading A Look at the Laws: Termination of Parental Rights for Fathers and Mothers – Who Does It Protect?