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…

Meeting Milestones Late

I was intending to have some really great and enlightening 😉 😉 posts written for National Down Syndrome Awareness Month (October) and National Adoption Month (November), but obviously that just didn’t happen. (I guess moving halfway across the country will keep you busy!) Although I was hoping to use this blog somewhat as an advocacy…

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…