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The Adoptee Evolution 

If you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d be running this blog with my adoptee husband, traveling the country to adoptive family speaking engagements, and utilizing social media to make adoptee friends all over the world, I would have told you that you’re out of your mind. 576 more words

Adoption

Snail Mail

One of the aspects of being an adoptive parent that I had given little thought to, before the children came, and yet find one of the hardest, is contact with birth family.  764 more words

Adoption

The Lucky One

Dramatic tears.

Hugs all around.

Curtain closes.

End scene.

I think this is how people often envision birth family reunions. I probably used to think the same way. 632 more words

Adoption

Dear Adoption, Why?

Dear Adoption, Why?

Why are you so difficult to grasp? Why must society tell me how I should feel about my adoption? Why do other people believe they know what it’s like to walk in my shoes? 303 more words

Adoptee

Dear Adoption, Now, There is No More Wondering

Dear Adoption, Now, There is No More Wondering

When I was nine years old, my adoptive mother would give me her old Sears catalog, which was so thick, it would take me hours to go through. 1,009 more words

Adoptee

They're just Normal

I get home from a visit lugging in my bags and the baby. I go to get the bottle from the diaper bag and find a golden envelope. 302 more words

Foster Care

After the Impossible

Last night at our church’s Session meeting (our church board), someone shared this quote from Roger Bannister during her devotion to start the meeting:

“Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt.

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Reflection