Prayer for Your Adopted Child...March 2017 Calendar

March 2017 Prayers for Your Adopted Child

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When A Gift Isn't A Gift

Confessions of a co-dependent

Here’s my gift for you!

What?

You don’t want it?

Tough life lessons.

We all get them.

More than likely, they come in the midst of suffering.

Suffering is the catalyst that brings forth the gold.

“But he […]

The Best Is Yet To Be

What do you associate with the words “the best is yet to be?”

Is this what we’re to remember when we breathe our last?

Does the best mean heaven?

Is it what we say sarcastically as we age?

Do you say it to someone who has just lost a loved one?

There are few that […]

Baby X Discovers Her Jewish Face

The large photos of five Jewish girls lost in the Holocaust are forever emblazoned on my heart. I’ll tell you why in a moment.

Let’s remember the back story.

First, I am one of those crazy Christians who believes that God speaks to me personally in various ways–through the Word, through circumstances, through His […]

Baby X Discovers Her Jewish Name

The destination…Jerusalem…..you know…the Holy City….the place where Jesus entered on a donkey with children waving palm branches. The place that in the new order of things, will be my home…the New Jerusalem.

The song, Jerusalem, by the Hoppers was blasting through the airwaves of our bus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2j5uq0rYXA

Some say that visiting Israel is the […]

Baby X Discovers Jewish Roots

Dear friends…

Finding clues about birth family history sends me on an adrenaline high. I love being a sleuth and solving adoption mysteries.

Just my first name–Baby X–makes me curious!

Clues come in the most unexpected times and ways, oftentimes through the least likely people and circumstances.

As I have turned over every stone […]

A New Letter to My Late Birth Mother

 

Dear friends,

As I put on my camel-tan sweater vest and embroidered cowboy boots, I said to my husband, “I am beginning to look at lot like Elizabeth, aren’t I?

He smiled, shaking his head affirmatively.

Elizabeth is my late birth mother and this letter is dedicated to her memory.

When I first reunited […]

Why Adoptees Don't Relate Relationship Problems to Adoption Trauma

Why Adoptees Don't Talk Adoption

Fellow adoptee friends….

What is it about us adoptees? We tend to dismiss talking about adoption, or even thinking about it deeply…why?

Could it be that we’re still unconsciously bound by loyally to our adoptive and/or birth parents? No way do we want to hurt them, right? They are the hands that feed us and […]

How Can An Adoptee Honor Abusive Parents?

Addictive Adoptive Parents

Dear friends,

There are seven million adult adoptees in the United States.

I am one of them.

Out of those seven million, how many have or are suffering abuse from their adoptive families?

I am one of them.

For years, I’ve navigated my way through what I will name the “triple bind.”

The Triple […]

Adoptive and Birth Parents: Don't Let Adoptee Excitement Fool You On Memorial Day

Dear parents,

You come to mind during this holiday weekend.

Holidays are such busy times, and they are often triggers for adoptees.

Why?

We get overloaded emotionally.

So, read the following chapter and replace Memorial with “Birthdays.”

I hope this helps!

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