The Adoption Rollercoaster: Reunion?

As my relinquished daughter gets older it's become more difficult to keep up with personal updates in regards to my adoption story. The older she gets, the more I realize that it isn't just my story to tell and I have become conflicted about just what to share and what to keep private. I see … Continue reading The Adoption Rollercoaster: Reunion?

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Sibling Grief In Adoption

"I never know what to say when someone asks me how many brothers or sisters I have." This came out of my 12-year-old's mouth while I was driving the other day. There was no warning for a statement such as this. No conversation that I can think of that brought it on. We were listening … Continue reading Sibling Grief In Adoption

Life in Limbo

My last personal update was in the middle of January so I figured it was time to write again. I've been struggling a bit more with things, in regards to adoption, and I think that getting it all out would be helpful. I am almost finished writing a memoir novella about the time of my … Continue reading Life in Limbo

Inside the Mind of a Birthmother – Results Are In!

I know I said that I would keep this survey open until February 5th, but it is almost the 3rd and there hasn't been any new responses in 2 days. I am going to be busy with work this week so I decided to do my data analysis today. And away we go! DISCLAIMER: This … Continue reading Inside the Mind of a Birthmother – Results Are In!

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.