Adoption Awareness Month Should Recognize and Honor Grief

Don't forget the Grief

‪‎Adoption‬ pain is visible….

It’s the ‪‎birth father‬ whose adult daughter rejects him.

It’s the doctor telling you you’re ‪pregnant‬ or that you’ll never be.

It’s the church council member secretly planning an abortion for his granddaughter.

It’s the birth mother leaving the hospital […]

You Don't Feel Like Royalty Today, Adoptive Mama?

Dear Adoptive Moms…discouraged moms….tired moms…

Purple makes one think of royalty, distinction, eminence, greatness and nobility.

“I wish I could be a better mom.”

What? You don’t feel royal?

Did you realize on adoption day that you were stepping into the throne room of the King instead of an orphanage or hospital waiting room, […]

Hidden Losses for Adopted Children

Row upon row of tombstones lined the lush lawns as I drove through the tall black iron gates toward my adoptive parents’ graves. An elderly man filled a plastic pitcher at a spigot and the smell of freshly mowed grass filled the air. A new grave was being dug across the way, a vivid reminder […]

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