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Meet the Mama - Karen Apsey: an adopted Heart Mama who grew her family through adoption

Karen’s story is particularly special because she has experienced adoption in a way that most Heart Mamas have not – she was adopted into her own family as a child and has also chosen to grow her family through adoption. 460 more words

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Triggery trigger things

I have been thinking lately about what it’s like to be infertile / pursuing IVF / post miscarriage.

“One of these things is not like the other” – © Sesame Street… 3,090 more words



I was probably around four years old when I found out I was adopted. It was really a non-issue. I’m sure my sweet parents worried about what to say and how to say it, but it was truly of no consequence to me. 602 more words



Seventeen years have passed since these memories were made, and it’s amazing how mothers continue to recall the details of the day their children arrived. It was a Monday, and it was cold and overcast. 666 more words



When I first had the idea to write this I felt the instinctual gut punch and tachycardia that come along with others finding out about my sordid past, followed by the ever-present (except when I need her, amazingly) voice reminding me how self-indulgent and self-consumed it would come off. 2,649 more words

Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry

I got a response from Illien Adoptions International. Its not good or bad news. They said that they had turned their records from when my adoption was processed (late 80s/early 90s) over to the… 214 more words