Dreams, Adoption, and the Prom

By Liz Schwab Dreams…they are just dreams.  I wake up in tears from emotions and soon realize that my dreams are not real.  It’s a hard fact to accept. I sometimes force my eyes shut and pray that I can have the dream begin again.  I see her – a sweet toddler squealing and running to her daddy for protection while her mom chases her.  Their laughter

Stress While Family Building

There is a quote I saw recently that said “Alert!  There is a silent killer among us….they call it Stress!” Once upon a time I use to think stress visited me in my mind.   You know those times when you have much to think about, a huge to do list and way too many balls to juggle?  Stress does look like that but there is so

My Favorite Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day….the big day women either enjoy or dread.   I know it is a difficult day for many women for various reasons.   As I have listened to my friends in the adoption world I usually hear how Mother’s Day brings pain.   It is a hard day for some birth mothers and infertile women, both longing for their child, both feeling a sense of loss. I remember