When I decided on February 26, 2016 adoption was my choice for the child I was expecting I had no idea what were the next steps in this journey. Many things were running through my head, do I find an agency or do I just google perspective family profiles. I was destined to find the… Continue reading Are They The Right One’s?
I found myself pregnant at the age of 33. I was already a kick ass mom and had sole legal custody of my two older children. You would think an unplanned pregnancy was no big deal, right? Well, not exactly. I was then faced with the most difficult decision. I saw three choices:… Continue reading Three Choices and One Decision
Sophocles has said' “Sons are the anchors of a mother's life." I could not agree more with this as Austin has been by my side through everything; pregnancy with his sister, divorce from his father, few breakups, pregnancy with Little B, the adoption process, college classes, my grief process after Little B voluntary termination of… Continue reading An Open Conversation with Austin
Grief normally affects those who lost someone from death but adoption is opposite because you grieve for someone alive, someone that grew in your tummy but now lives in your heart and with their forever family. Placing a child into someone arms and having them belong to a forever family comes with a grief process… Continue reading The Endless Grief——
I said my "See you later" to my Baby B and his amazing dad's and walked out of the hospital on August 31, 2014, I was with my mom, dad and Chloe. I remember pulling away in my dad's car thinking this is all okay. I did not cry; I was smiling; I was laughing;… Continue reading May 29, 2015
What is a Birthmother? A birthmother is the mother of a child when the child is born:a woman who gave birth to a child who has been adopted. Birthmothers like myself, are sometimes looked at with negativity and hard judgement. I have had the judgment, negativity and learned I did not need to explain myself unless… Continue reading Six Myths of Being a Birthmother