Adoptees

Making Decisions Under Stress

We live in a society of change and speed—high speed internet, fast food, express lanes, instant messaging, the list goes on. Life’s stressors can also come upon us both fast and unexpected. We may be, one minute, basking in comfort and security but one hiccup can shake up our lives, throwing us into a state of fear and uncertainty. As we dwell in a world...

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Jordan Whitaker’s Eagle Scout Project for Birth Mothers!

Project Description: Jordan wanted to make matching quilts for birth mothers and adoptees to share as a way to remember each other. The adoption process can be very stressful and emotional. These quilts could help to heal the emotional loss experienced by the birth mothers as they choose a better life for their children by placing them for adoption. Later in life as the adoptees get...

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Fathers ~ The Key to a Child’s Well Being

I clearly remember the first two weeks of our first child’s life.   Brad was just getting ready to start a new career and he had two full weeks home with us before he began his new adventure.   I watched a husband turn into a Father and boy did he fall head over hills for our little tiny daughter. This was the guy who would sometimes state...

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To Share or Not to Share?

As the new school year approaches I, like many adoptive parents, ask myself the question “Do I talk about adoption to my child’s new teacher?” With each of my older children the answer each year has been “yes”.  This year I am a bit more hesitant.  Unlike our first 3 adoptions where we enjoy completely open adoptions, our youngest child’s adoption is different.  We have met...

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Beating the Summertime Blues

Are your kids starting to get the summer boredom bug?  Are they watching too much TV or playing on gadgets a little more than you would like?    I know the answer at my home is a big YES!   Camden, my nine year old seems to have his DS attached to his hip while my youngest, Spencer,  is begging to get Camden off his DS and...

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I Had An Amazing Experience Last Week…birth mom to birth mom!

I had an amazing experience last week where I was able to meet with another birth mom. Something special about the two of us is we both placed our babies with the same family. She placed three years before my son went to his adoptive family and was part of the reason I picked them as a family. I think it's very therapeutic to talk to...

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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...

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