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Summer Fun with ALL my Sisters!

By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB

Last week, my sister MacKenzie stayed with us at the monastery. We all had a blast!

MacKenzie – who is special needs – comes every year. 130 more words

Birth Family

Lets Talk About Birthdays and Adoption

There are not many times in my life that I have ‘felt’ like I was adopted.
There are times that it gets pointed out to me, like at doctors offices when they ask for family medical history. 458 more words


Application for South Korean birth records

I thought that I was adopted through Holt. I started by filling out paperwork there around 2009. It appears that many Korean children were adopted through various agencies affiliated with Holt. 149 more words



It started years ago, a flippant check box on my request for medical records form… “Do you want to contact your birth mother or father?” 71 more words


Less Than Seven Days

I found out I was adopted when I was about the age of a preschooler. According to my mom, I had a friend whose mom was pregnant, and I had learned all about how “babies live in their mommy’s tummies.” My mom sat me down and explained that even though some other lady had carried me around in her stomach, she and my dad were my parents. 742 more words


It's All Still True

Last June, I wrote an article for America Adopts that I titled: “An Open Letter to Our Future Child’s Birthfather.”  The article was published just before Father’s Day, which was fitting, as it was my first Father’s Day of our “official” wait.   281 more words


Searching For Your Birth Family

Adoption can be hard. Especially when it comes to trying to find your birth family. Personally it took me almost 10 years of searching before I got any answers (And honestly I am still waiting for some). 390 more words