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Now is not the time

I often use this blog as a way to vent, join my disjointed thoughts into something cohesive.  Most of these will sit in my drafts and never be published.  425 more words

Adoption

Can Adoption be Agonizing?

A poignant story in The Atlantic tells of an adopted woman who knew all of her life that she was adopted. But she sought out her birth family only to find that there was no place where she belonged. 307 more words

Empathy

Dear Adoption, Do You Know What Love Is? / Part 2

Do You Know What Love Is? / Part 2

For my whole life I was told love means one mother gave me away and another mother purchased me. 244 more words

Adoption

Dear Adoption, Why is it So Hard? / Part 1

Why is it so hard? / Part 1

Why is it so hard?

That’s what my mom said to me the couple of times I said being adopted was hard. 231 more words

Adoption

Birth vs. Adoption; Child vs Animal

Puppies are much happier on Gotcha Day than children.

15 years ago this month I was agonizing over the delay in travel plans to China where we would meet our soon to be 2-year-old daughter for the first time. 856 more words

Domestic Ob/gyn

The Unique Pain of Being Adopted

The Unique Pain of Being Adopted

No birthmother is happy at the thought that she’s hurt her child by placing him or her for adoption. I can only speak for myself, but I imagine many must feel, as I did, that we were doing the best thing we could for our babies – or older children, as is sometimes the case. 1,733 more words

Birthmothers

Adopted Kids Long to Know Where They Came From

Adopted Kids Long to Know Where They Came From

Back in college, long before I got pregnant and placed my son for adoption, I met a couple through the St. 859 more words

Birthmothers