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?
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
UPDATE: Almost $1100 was raised for Clara in less than 24 hours! You are all amazing!! As some of you may know, we are in the process of legitimizing our grassroots organization called Saving Our Sisters (SOS). The goal of SOS is to help vulnerable women avoid adoption relinquishment. Over the past couple of years … Continue reading Guilt, Coercion, Threats – A New Mom Changes Her Mind – SOS In Action
I am the child of an adoptee. I am also a birthmother. When I was pregnant and told my mom the plans I had for adoption she was not happy, to put it mildly. More about that later. My mother is technically an adoptee. She was adopted by her stepfather and he is, and has … Continue reading My Family Secrets
Support groups are supposed to be a safe place. A place where members can express themselves freely without fear of retribution, right? In my opinion, apparently, privacy and safety only apply to people that Haley Kirkpatrick, who, according to her bio at adoption.net, runs the Facebook page Adoption: Share the Love, agree with. Supposedly, recently … Continue reading Haley Kirkpatrick, Adoption: Share the Love