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Adoption Advocates

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

Support Children and Families touched by Adoption through NCFA

I serve on the Board of Directors for the National Council for Adoption. It is my privilege to stand with NCFA in helping to support children and families touched by adoption. Many of you understand the importance of children having permanent families. For this reason and for many more we hope you will join us in supporting the National Council For Adoption as we celebrate 35

Dreams, Adoption, and the Prom

By Liz SchwabDreams…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

United For Adoption and Miss Eagle Mountain 5K Run

Saturday, April 25th, United For Adoption and Miss Eagle Mountain sponsored a 5K run to raise money for the Roskelly Family's adoption.  Despite overcast skies and threatening storm clouds, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, teenagers, kids and babies in strollers all gathered to run for this great cause.  Some ran, some walked, some rode, but all had a great time!  There were prizes galore for the

Infertility After Family Building – A New Journey

Back in 2000 when we adopted our oldest child, Brenley, I wasn't thinking about what life will be like when we finally have all our children in our family.   I was just 1. Loving every second of being a Mom. 2. In the process of grieving my infertility. 3.Growing to understand how the whole Birth Family relationship works and 4. I knew when Brenley turned