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Alone. Scared. Confused. Mad at God. Mad at myself. Mad at the world. This seems to be the general consensus that sums up the beginning of every adoption story for birth mothers. What in the world am I going...
You can plan your life all you want, but we should all know by now that things don't always go as planned. But wow, my life spiraled in the exact opposite direction from what I had planned! The one...
Six years ago, my husband and I were accepted into the Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge adoption class. What an exciting start to a long journey that had actually started many, many years ago when I had met my...
“Where do babies come from?” is a question that triggers anxiety for many parents. While we all know the answer to this, there is no 100% fool-proof way to answer that question for your children. When you think about...
My family definitely loves adoption! My husband and I felt called to adoption from the very beginning of our marriage and it was overwhelming to see our prayers answered in the form of this precious life entrusted to us....
Children who suffer from trauma. Children who are neglected. Children who are abused. Children who need love, Children who need stability. Children who need attachment. Sadly, the overwhelming number of children in foster care outnumbers the number of available...
We are forever thankful. As a same sex couple, we never imagined that we would be allowed to adopt children. We grew up in an era where that was never going to happen. We were judged simply because we...
People say the only way to appreciate your mother is to become one, and unfortunately, I became a mother one week after losing mine. My mom passed away a week to the day that I met my son. It...
“I am a teacher, of course I do not want my own children. After all, I have over 70 children and I get the weekends off.” How many times have I told myself that ... or “Why can’t I...
I was out with my 79 year old dad one night a few months ago, and he introduced me as "the youngest of my five children." There are only four of us kids. I chalked it up to old...
Merriam Webster’s definition for adoption is “the act or process of adopting a child; the act or process of beginning to use something new or different; the act or process of giving official acceptance or approval to something.” During my...
During the month of November as we give thanks for many blessings in our lives, we are also reminded that November is National Adoption Awareness month. As the Program Director of Adoption Services for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New...

All Moms Are Wonder Women

Just recently, I went to a superhero themed birthday party for my best friend’s daughter. The party was adorable, complete with a Wonder Woman cake made by a friend, who is additionally, a mother. As my dear friend and I...
So, you want to have a baby. You try and for whatever million reasons it doesn’t work. But, you aren’t done yet ... you still want a baby. You think to yourself – what’s next? What are my options?...

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