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My Birth Story

Life is a gift, I know this now more than ever.

Labor lasted a total of 57 hours, start to finish. Monday morning I was awoken by cramping pain, which occurred in regular intervals. 1,637 more words


The Moment I Lost my Bio Family

In reconnecting with my bio family last May, I had to process a lot of intense realities. One was the idea that at one point–one epic moment in time, when I was literally in physical transition from the hands of my bio family to the arms of my adoptive family, there was a transitional moment where I was utterly and completely alone. 1,342 more words


30 Questions All Adoptees Want Answered

This is a very practical list of questions that most adoptees would want to have answered at some or other time during their life, as they try and piece together who they are and how their story unfolded. 495 more words


Making it MY Moment

Some of you readers who know me well, may know that I am not so good at taking a compliment. That when a conversation focuses on me too much, I am quick to switch it. 589 more words


My First St Patrick's Day

I’ve never paid much attention to St Patrick’s Day before. My family is Scottish and Norwegian, primarily. It wasn’t our day.

Then I discovered my birth father was of Irish descent. 178 more words


The Child's View After Experiencing Early Abuse/Trauma

Excellent Video showing what the realities of life are for many children being placed in another home after experiencing abuse, neglect and/or trauma.  Often, these hurting children find it so hard to settle within a new home and embrace the love, care and attention from a new family.  111 more words

Childhood Abuse