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November is not only National Adoption Month, but also Family Caregivers Month. This is recognition of one woman who should be celebrated this month for both. Very rarely do you meet extraordinary people. Let me tell you about Karen. When I...
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...
Ever since I was a young girl, I knew that one day I would adopt a child. That desire was never far from my heart. When I met my husband-to-be Brian in November of 1994, I asked him on our...
I meet a lot of people who tell me “I really wish I could foster, but…” and I completely get it. Many people love the idea, but there are so many understandable “buts.” The truth is, like many hard...
Adoption :: She Is OUR BLESSING Motherhood is a role that I have been preparing for my whole life. As a child, I played with my baby and Barbie dolls all of the time. When I turned 12 years old,...
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...
First, I am not a fan of those “what not to say” blogs that inevitably pop up on any given subject. Most of the time, I find these blogs describing missed opportunities to educate. So, I realize the irony...
“By choice, we have become a family, first in our hearts, and finally in breath and being. Great expectations are good; great experiences are better." -Richard Fischer, Adoptive parent Each November child welfare organizations sponsor National Adoption awareness activities across the country....
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...
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...
Dear Sarah, You don’t know me. And, that is because we have never met. Your life ended before I moved in next door. But I know so much about your life because you live on in your husband. When we purchased...
“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...
A variety of factors may lead to a mother’s decision to consider an adoption plan for her child. She may have questions or fears about her readiness to be a mother or about her ability to provide for her...
There is something special about the moment when a mother first takes a look at her child and says to herself, “This beautiful angel is mine!" What a gift! I imagine that my birth mother, whom I will call...