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 Horizon
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Yesterday and today, without warning, hundreds, maybe thousands, of prospective adoptive parents checked their email and found that the adoption agency they had been working with (see: paying) was no longer in business. Some were near the end of the adoption process and already have children in their homes and are just waiting on finalization, … Continue reading Independent Adoption Center Goes Belly Up Without Warning
I obsess. That's what I do. Fear is something that is always a part of my life and I have struggled long and hard, for so many years, decades really, to not let it control me. Alas, it sometimes wins in the end. I have waited so many days, months, years, to see her again. … Continue reading In My Dreams
Today starts the first day of a dreadful month in my life. Wait, back up. I can't say it's entirely dreadful as it is the birth month of one of the most precious gifts - my child. However, I'm not entirely sure if I even have the right to call her my child. My heart … Continue reading “I Gave Her Loss” – Day One: NAAM
Here we go again. Another blog post about what NOT to say to a birth/first/natural mother. Right? Wrong. I've seen them done a few times. The lists. What not to say to an adoptive mother. What not to say to a birthmother. What not to say to an adoptee. I can't speak for others in … Continue reading Top 5 Things Not To Say To A Birthmother
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