Tagged with adoption stories

Sharing the Adoption Love: An Introduction

Sharing the Adoption Love: An Introduction

It was around early August last year that I somehow stumbled across a blog written by an adoptive mom, Kristen, who was, at that time, a year into her and her husband’s wait to adopt.  She was trying something new after a year and began blogging on their site, Adoption Love.  I was instantly drawn into … Continue reading

Ready for it

Ready for it

 On this Father’s Day, which did not turn out to be my first, it feels impossible to hide my longing to be a dad.  I’m happy for all those dads around me who are celebrating today.  And I wish my own dad a happy day, though I’m not there to celebrate with him.  Still, you … Continue reading

A Dream – A Little Bit of Something

A Dream – A Little Bit of Something

One morning this week as *A* and I were stumbling about our morning routines of getting ready for work, she said to me, “I had the most interesting dream last night.”  This is not unusual – *A* always seems to remember her dreams and talks about them the next morning.  (Whereas I might remember bits … Continue reading

About Us: Now Actually About Us!

About Us: Now Actually About Us!

It’s (almost) always cathartic to do some spring cleaning – more often than just the spring, and in more places than just your house!  One of the pages on The Littlest Brooks-Livingston, our “About Us” page, was a little lackluster and needed a boost. Borrowing an idea from a blogging friend (hope you don’t mind, Kristen!), I … Continue reading

My Open Letter to a Birth Father

My Open Letter to a Birth Father

Ever since  *A*  and I started the adoption process well over a year ago, I have felt inundated by personal stories, quotes, cautionary tales, and advice from and about women involved in some aspect of adoption.  Adoption books and blogs, parenting books, websites, personal blogs – you name it – they are primarily written by … Continue reading

The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about a fellow adoption blogger, Kristen, whose blog, Adoption Love, I follow. Kristen, in turn, has nominated The Littlest Brooks-Livingston for a Sunshine Award.  Thanks! I wasn’t familiar with what this whole blog award thing is about (What? Did I just win a blogging Oscar? Shall I prepare … Continue reading

National Adoption Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a yearly invitation to learn more about adoption, to support adoptive families and birthparents, and to raise awareness for foster children waiting to be adopted.  You know I’m nerdy, so I had to find out the origins of this month of recognition.  The history is pretty interesting. According to … Continue reading

Opening up to Open Adoption

Opening up to Open Adoption

When *A* and I first started researching adoption, we had a couple of notions in our heads about what the adoption process and raising an adopted child might be like.  Collectively, we’ve known a few people who were adopted, and have known at least one family who adopted.  Prior to cracking a few books on … Continue reading

Connections to Adoption

Connections to Adoption

Just about everyone has a connection to adoption.  Quite a few of you following our blog have family or friends that are adopted, and some of you were adopted yourself.  It’s pretty cool to hear these different stories, and thank you all for the positive energy you’re sending our way!  Also on the note of … Continue reading

30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

The Huffington Post is (re-)publishing a series of online articles called “30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days,” designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting adoptive parents and others touched by adoption and the adoption process. It turned out to be quite a look … Continue reading