Openness is… inviting love in

“Family isn't always blood.  It’s the people in your life that want you in theirs.  The ones who accept you for who you are.   The ones who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what.”Author Unknown This quote sums up how I see my children’s Birth Parents, at least the ones we are able to have relationships with. They are family, they love not only the child

Gift Ideas for the Birth Parents in Your Life

  It is that time of year many of look forward to (some even plan for) all year long!   Christmas is filled with sweet smells, family gatherings, cards to friends, beautiful music and twinkling lights.   Christmas is a time for celebrating and memory making, a time for reminiscing about the past and being thankful for today and the future.   While we are enjoying everything that brings Christmas to life

Childless at Christmas: A Survival Guide

  Erma Bombeck stated: "There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake on Christmas morning and not be a child." For a couple battling infertility, the statement could read: "There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake on Christmas morning to a house empty of children." I know this is true for me, because I have lived it. When you are a couple