I ran into a girl, well, woman now, I met when I was placing my son for adoption. We were both volunteering at an inner city medical retreat when she came up to me and asked, “This is a little bold but did you ever place a baby for adoption?” I looked at her and immediately I knew who she was. We hugged and began
This morning, 400,000 children woke up in America wondering, "Is today the day?"
Which day? The day they might finally find a "Forever Family."
These 400,000 children are in the American foster care system.
They may have entered the system a few weeks ago ---or a few years ago. This may be their first foster home — or their fifth. They may have been placed with their brothers or
The other day, I started looking through my pictures on Shutterfly from a time before my son. The way I dressed. The way that I carried myself. The wayward look on my face. It seems so obvious now. I just looked… so… lost.. Incomplete. I closed down the browser and saw my favorite picture of my son and I from the hospital staring back at
When I was young whenever I would think what I wanted to do when I grew up I always wanted to be a mother. I went through all the steps in my life, graduated high school, went to college, got married, graduated college and worked. The next step was to have a baby and to become what I wanted to be for so long, a