Birth Parent Shaming

If you would have asked me seven years ago if I wanted a relationship with our future birth family, I probably hadn't given the idea much thought. When we were in the process of our adoption, the birth family was actually the last thing on our minds. Not because we didn't care about them, of…

Behold This Beauty!

Tonight when I put Baby #4 to bed, he gave me a very long hug.  He doesn’t hug that much anymore.  You see, he has faucets to find, dogs to bother, cabinets to clean out, and laundry to scatter.  He MIGHT play with toys if he feels like it, for sure if somebody plays with…

Our Open Adoption’s Evolution

After my husband and I sat through open adoption training for our agency, we were a little overwhelmed.  Honestly, we were quite negative about the whole deal.  The panel, filled with adoptive families; discussed how close they were with their birth families, how the two families (birth and adoptive) spent weekends together actually enjoying each…