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A few weeks ago, I found out through social media that M has a half sister. We didn’t say anything about it when we saw her birth family last time because we wanted to see if they would tell us. 265 more words


Keeping connected

I went to a statewide conference for foster and adoptive parents last weekend. It was wonderful. I didn’t have a lot of expectations going in, as I am not a big conference person. 645 more words

Foster Care


Take a moment and watch this video. I absolutely love it.

My STAR word this year has been pleasure.

And I thought of my word when I watched the above video. 461 more words


National Adoption Awareness Month: A Thought Experiment in Korea

This month is National Adoption Awareness Month.

I’m quite active in online Korean adoptee groups on Facebook. A thought experiment many adoptees indulge in is asking… 1,097 more words

Birth Family

Veteran's Day

This Veteran’s Day I’m thankful for one veteran in particular, my birth father, Clinton Kenneth McCourt.

After Pearl Harbor in Dec 1941, he like many of his generation, answered the call of the nation and joined the Navy a few months later, serving in the Philippines. 113 more words


What makes a Real Family?

the definition of real From the Free Dictionary:
re·al 1 (rē′əl, rēl)

a. Being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verifiable existence: real objects; a real illness. 330 more words

Open Adoption

Thankful for emotional comfort

Thankful for the emotional space we have given both of our girls to talk about and share anything that comes to mind … recently our youngest told my husband how much she loves him, loves her family, her birth mother and all and how she was so thankful that S chose us to be her Mommy & Daddy, made us both teary. 288 more words

Open Adoption