Adoption Saves Lives. That has been the unchallenged catchphrase for decades. As far back as I can remember, I have heard it said countless times. I grew up marinating in the pro-life movement; the purveyor of this catchphrase. I’ve been to more Marches For Life than I can recall. I’ve owned my fair share of … More Pro-life? Take the Adoption Industry to Task.
Tired of searching for that racially-acceptable expectant, er, birth mom (word conditioning matters) in just enough crisis that she will consider relinquishing her child for adoption? Exhausted by competing with all those other picture and paper perfect prospective adoptive parents that were also disproportionately “called by God” at a ratio of 36 to 1? Disappointed with yet another “failed” adoption where your birth mother … More KNAVELOVE: We bake ’em, You take ’em
I’ve never blogged from a restaurant before much less on my phone. I like the privacy of my bathroom with my Epsom salt and scented candles. But I’m on the verge of a panic attack. I felt it as we left my son’s piano lesson. I promised the kids lunch at a fast food joint … More Don’t Mind the Panic Attack at Table 11.
Dear America, I spent the first 16 years of my adoption experience as a “birth” mother in complete isolation. It was preceded by the nearly 10 months of family-conducted isolation during my pregnancy. Such is the life of a shamed pregnant teenager. I had personally never known either an adopted person or a natural mother. I thought my mother and the adoption … More America, You Have An Adoption Problem.
Once upon a time there was a young peasant girl who never had a chance. She grew up in a small village. She loved to spend hours in the woods behind her quaint cottage. There was a place of refuse not far from the woods where villagers would abandon unwanted pets. The girl would spend hours … More An Adoption Fairytale
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Please note: I originally posted this three years ago. Now, though, in August 2017, I have been hearing more reports about prospective adoptive parents deciding not to move ahead with adoptions, even when they are far along in the process. These are hard decisions, and many parents are reluctant…
This is what moms do at 2 am. When the world is sleeping…we chase the ghosts of our lost children. Adoption provides no closure. Your subconscious is on an eternal search for your missing child. Most nights we chase alone. Sometimes we have the fortune of another mom to join us in the hunt. (Conversation below by permission) Mom: You … More Chasing My Daughter’s Ghost
Mental Illness. This is something that was never talked about when I was growing up. You just got over an offense and moved on. Unfortunately, when things aren’t discussed or thoroughly meted out, they tend to manifest themselves in the most inconvenient ways. I didn’t grow up in the worst home, but I didn’t grow up in … More You’re Worth Getting Help
As a “birth” mother (natural mother), I want society, but more importantly the Church to see into the window of our world. In the wake of the Heritage Academy graduation refusal and shaming of pregnant senior Maddi Runkles, I feel its an opportune time for society to also see a glimpse of what many other pregnant women are facing in this … More Kansas and the Gospel of Adoption
So, I have my night cut out for me. I will be emailing every Representative in Georgia that voted for this ridiculous Bill. It was a unanimous vote of 165 Yeas. In the name of Modernization, Georgia has ironically regressed. Perhaps, our State is competing with Utah to attract Adoption Tourism. I shiver at the thought. … More Georgia HB 159: Adoption and Human Trafficking