Part 3: The Handmaid’s Tale and Modern Adoption Practices

*This is the third part of a series I am doing for my own personal journey and healing. All parts in this series will be linked back to the introductory post here: God and Adoption: The Series. I grew up in the Church and for nearly 10 years of my adult life, I studied scripture daily. … More Part 3: The Handmaid’s Tale and Modern Adoption Practices

The Power of Mother

Like many Americans searching out various ways to survive the emotional rollercoaster of both a pandemic and political turmoil; I have used binging tv shows as a crutch. One that I was avoiding, but due to rave reviews, finally decided to watch is “The Queen’s Gambit.” No spoilers. I’m only three episodes in myself. I … More The Power of Mother

Adoption and Terminating Parental Rights on Hospital Beds

I had never read, until this week, the “Surrender of Rights” paperwork that I signed over 20 years ago terminating my parental rights to my first child. According to my state’s laws, neither I nor my child can get a copy of them either. In the State’s eyes, I no longer exist as her mother, … More Adoption and Terminating Parental Rights on Hospital Beds