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Those who have been following me here this year know that I’m participating in Vanessa Mártir’s #52essays2017 challenge, which means I’ve been *trying* to write one essay, no matter how small, every week during 2017. 90 more words


I didn't name you.

I never named you. I literally never sat down and started trying to pick out names for you, that seemed too intimate. I detached myself from the very beginning, trying to be “tough” and “strong”.  252 more words

Natural/Birth Mother Stories

The Devil Tried To Destroy Me, But God Meant It For Good

There is so much on my mind tonight so please bear with me as I get through this. This is one of the most difficult blogs that I will probably write.  493 more words


Why I've Decided to Take a DNA Test

For several years now, DNA tests have been used to help adoptees find their biological parents and/or living family members. They have also been instrumental in absence of family medical records. 431 more words


Ethiopia Suspends Adoptions

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa posted a notice today saying they had been notified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) that MOWA is suspending its processing of intercountry adoptions, effective immediately. 662 more words


13 Reasons Why, Teen Suicide, Social Media, and Adoption

Your teens or preteens may be watching a highly popular show about a teenager who died by suicide. They could even have seen real teens die by suicide livestreamed on Facebook. 470 more words


An Ordinary Life

I had been pondering about what to write about for my next post, but could find little in my life that jumped out at me screaming ADOPTION. 858 more words