Killing Them With Their Love

"Had I loved him any less - one ounce less - he would be with me now! My love for him was the only thing that could enable me to break my own heart." I saw this picture floating around social media the other day. I was bothered by it immediately. On the surface it … Continue reading Killing Them With Their Love

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Adoption Romance and the Subtle and Pervasive Influence We Are All Subjected To

When us "older" birthmoms try to tell pregnant women, who are planning on giving up their babies, that they have fallen for the coercion of the industry, we are often faced with opposition. Whether that industry is agencies, attorneys, or the media, in general, they all seem to parrot the same types of statements. "I'm … Continue reading Adoption Romance and the Subtle and Pervasive Influence We Are All Subjected To

Show Me Your Brave

"Brave" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4 by:┬áSARA BAREILLES You can be amazing You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug You can be the outcast Or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love Or you can start speaking up Nothing's gonna hurt you the way that words do When they settle 'neath your skin Kept … Continue reading Show Me Your Brave

Chasing Myself

Sometimes it feels as if adoption swallows EVERY. SINGLE. PART. OF. MY. LIFE. While I love what I do, the people I help, the people I educate, the people who help me, the people who educate me, sometimes I find myself shutting down in the adoption world as it all becomes extremely overwhelming at times. … Continue reading Chasing Myself