Tagged with birth parent(s)

It’s All Still True

It’s All Still True

Last June, I wrote an article for America Adopts that I titled: “An Open Letter to Our Future Child’s Birthfather.”  The article was published just before Father’s Day, which was fitting, as it was my first Father’s Day of our “official” wait.  This past Friday, on a post on their Facebook page, America Adopts linked the article again, I … Continue reading

Deciding to Add Our Names to the List

Deciding to Add Our Names to the List

Our adoption agency, the IAC, gives their families who have been waiting to adopt for at least one year the option of joining what they call the “Last Minute Hospital List.”  Basically, this means that an expectant mother is at the hospital and is just about to (or has just) given birth and has decided … Continue reading

The 6:18 tradition

The 6:18 tradition

Today’s my birthday, number 33! I woke up to a fantastic breakfast of *A*’s new specialty coconut-crusted stuffed french toast.  She’s working on my old-fashioned birthday cake as we speak.  I’m so lucky to have such a great partner.  It’s the icing on the cake (pun completely intended) to have a fantastic baker and cook … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursday: Beautiful People

Thoughtful Thursday: Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not … 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

10 Reasons We Look Forward to Future Valentine’s Days

10 Reasons We Look Forward to Future Valentine’s Days

10.  Working on love-themed art projects with them!   9.  Reading funny Valentine’s Day books like Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink from the library (or their bookshelf).   8.  Making sweet stuff in the kitchen to share with family and friends.    7.  Watching their giggles and they read aloud Valentines from their … Continue reading

Talking to Our Kid(s) About Adoption – Part 1

Talking to Our Kid(s) About Adoption – Part 1

Open adoption, as you read in our previous post, is about establishing and maintaining an open relationship between the adopted child, the birth parent(s), and the adoptive parent(s).  Because we understand the benefits of such a relationship, we’re obviously committing to more than just raising a child as our own.  As part of that relationship, we want … Continue reading