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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 […]

Make Sure Your Adopted Child Knows This

If You Were the Only Person

“Let him lead me to the banquet hall and let the banner over me be love.” (Song of Solomon 2:4)

While lingering at the Heavenly Banquet Table, Jesus asks your child to look for who she’ll be sitting by at the banquet.

It’s Moses and Esther! They may be “talking adoption!”

In her peripheral […]

Building Faith Into Your Adopted Child's Heart

Impending death.

“Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 14:15)

Teach your child to see heaven by faith! Use your sanctified emotions and imagination and teach her to do the same.

Jesus will take her hand and lead her into the banquet room.

“How many people are […]

#DVDs for 20 Things #Adopted Kids Wish--New & Free!

Dear friends,

Completing these DVDs takes one more item off my writer’s bucket list!

I wanted to make short DVDs for you to use as you study this little book that has become a best-seller over the last 16 years.

It still amazes me that I even wrote a book! I’m not an English […]

Searching for Birth History--Tips and Tricks for Adoptees

I still remember when I scratched out a letter to the probate judge in pencil on simple notebook paper. Bob and I were vacationing in northern Michigan. The rest of the family was out on the beach, but that flame for truth had been ignited within me so that even the beach I loved […]

Taming Temper Tantrums in Adopted Toddlers

Dear sweet mamas of toddlers,

Some days you feel like you can’t take it, right? Especially when your child throws tantrum after tantrum. You’ve read every book, talked to counselors, fellow parents, and gone to support groups, but nothing seems to work. You might feel guilty for your stressed responses to the tantrums.

“Might?” you […]

Guess What Planned Parenthood Offers For Post-Abortive Comfort

Whisper Adoption Affirmations

 

Will Tweets Fill Empty Arms? Planned Parenthood Says So.

Post-abortive stigma and shame can simply be wiped from a woman’s soul through a new Tweet campaign, originated by the infamous Planned Parenthood. They claim that by utilizing their latest social media blitz entitled SHOUTYOURABORTION …stigma and pain will magically disappear.

Really? REALLY?

Yup…all […]

Why Adoptees Reject Their Moms

Brunt of Adoptee Anger?

Many moms of adopted children can’t figure out what they’ve done wrong, what makes their children reject them, even though they have literally poured their very souls into them.

This anger may manifest in shouting matches, temper tantrums, refusing to let you hold her hand when walking through the parking […]

The Lost Sheep Parable in Living Color

Dear friends through adoption,

Sometimes, when adoptees and birth families finally find one another, it is necessary to soak in every moment because we never know how long we’ll have one another. I have found this to be true. I learned this first through my late birth Uncle Dave Clark, whom I will introduce […]

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