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Traumatic Events

I believe we all have had some type of traumatic event in our life, an occurrence that made a lasting impression.  Some of us have had many of these. 1,306 more words


Follow up: A birth mum shares her thoughts.

Recent posts about sibling and birth family contact have proved to be quite emotive for many of our readers; and one in particular prompted a birth mum to get in touch to share her own thoughts and experiences of direct contact which we thought deserved to be heard. 374 more words


It's Starting to Feel Real

There is a distinct feeling deep in your stomach when you a day away from taking a vacation or doing something life changing.  In the case of my Argentina trip I’m killing two birds with one stone because this will be a life changing vacation.  297 more words


who is real in your family?

re·al1  ˈrē(ə)l/ adjective 1.  actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed. 2.  (of a substance or thing) not imitation or artificial; genuine. 511 more words

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A Day Off with My Birth Family

My first Korean Labor Day on May 1, 2013 was a grand one of zipping up a new (well, to me) mountain with some new buddies with whom I continued to venture/camp/run around Korea. 1,276 more words


I’m your baby, mummy

Recently, our son’s foster mum was visiting with her son. A much-loved, plum and delicious boy of six months. We all hunched over the little miracle, admiring his being. 732 more words


Birth Mother

Finally getting around to the second installment of the adoption series. Posting about my birth mother. I cannot express how amazing this woman is, how much I appreciate having her finally in my life, or how much I aspire to be like her. 920 more words