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R is for Respect…..

Respect - Noun - "A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements" or Verb - "Admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements." DON'T BE LIKE ME, when I was uneducated and naive.  I thought adoption was for people who simply didn't… Continue reading R is for Respect…..

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Q is for Quick…..

     Adoption is not a QUICK process or at least mine was not QUICK.  My timeline is as followed: Finding a family (2/26/14 to 4/8/14) Officially matched (5/14) Met my adoptive parents in person (7/14) Open adoption plan (end of 7/14) Our hospital plan (8/14) Birth (8/14) 24 hours in the hospital (8/14) Voluntary… Continue reading Q is for Quick…..

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P is for Praying……

Kesha is "singing" it BEST: Well, you almost had me fooled Told me that I was nothing without you Oh, but after everything you've done I can thank you for how strong I have become 'Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell I had to learn how to fight for myself… Continue reading P is for Praying……

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O is for Over…

I seriously couldn't wait until the adoption was finalized and over.  I had the worst experience with my agency in Wisconsin but an amazing experience with the adoptive parent’s home state adoption agency.   I was OVER having to deal with my counselor in Wisconsin, all she did was complain about extra paperwork that was… Continue reading O is for Over…

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N is for Numb….

     Sometimes it came down to I just missed him, sometimes it came down to mail being received, sometimes it came down to updates being received and sometimes it came down to just what every my head wanted to believe.  It really didn't need to have a reason, I just NUMBED the pain, PAIN… Continue reading N is for Numb….

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M is for Michelle….

I am thirty-six years old and originally from Chicago. I currently reside in Wisconsin with her two children, ages twelve and sixteen years old and husband of almost two years. I am also a birth mother of one sweet boy who just turned three years old in August of this year.   In 2014, at the age of thirty-three, I found herself pregnant from an abusive boyfriend… Continue reading M is for Michelle….