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U is for Unity….

The greatest gift about open adoption is that two family become united and have unity of one little child to become one. I have the most amazing adoptive parents for B and I am grateful every day to have them in my life.  I seriously couldn't picture my life without them and never want to know what… Continue reading U is for Unity….

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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….

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L is for Life….​

     Life is too precious to stop living, to hide away, to have self-pity and to have self-doubt.  Yes - I stopped living my life after the birthfather went to jail, Yes - I stopped living my life after the birth, Yes - I stopped living my life while fighting the contempted adoption and… Continue reading L is for Life….​

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​ K is for Knockdown….

     For three years, I was always knocked down by a man I thought would change, a man who I tried so hard to change, a man the just kept hurting me over and over again.  For three years, I live quietly in an abusive relationship until it came to light on that February… Continue reading ​ K is for Knockdown….

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Silence Has Been A Gift

I have been silent as I have been unmotivated to write and wanted to focus on myself, my kids, my husband and my professional career.  My silence has been a gift and has helped me refocus on what is important. While I been silent, I was still living a busy yet rewarding last few months.… Continue reading Silence Has Been A Gift

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Three Choices and One Decision

 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