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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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