Please understand that these blog posts are written to use language that people commonly use when searching for help with their adoption plans. Unfortunately, while many of us are familiar with positive adoption language, most expectant moms that come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the internet for expectant moms is “how do I give up my baby for adoption.” If we do not include those words in our blog posts, and instead put “how do I create an adoption plan for my baby” then our website will not show up in most expectant moms’ Google search results.
All adoptive couples start their adoption journey with questions. Some questions may be the following; “Where do I go to adopt?”, “What agency (or facilitator) can give us wrap around services for our adoption?” "How do I know if they charge honest fee's?", "Who do I trust? How do I know who I can trust if the term “licensed agency” can be misleading and confusing?”
Because you are reading this blog we will assume that you enjoy both blogs and adoption. What blogs do you enjoy? Do you like blogs where people discuss the ethical aspects of adoption? Or, do you like the lighter reads and hearing about others adoption success stories? There will always be bad and good news online regarding adoption and sometimes its nice to just hear
“Thank you doesn’t seem adequate to express my love for you and the decision you made for me twenty-two years ago”… These were the words I wrote as I finished my very first letter to my birth mom. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about my hero that sacrificed so much so that I could have more.
In 1988 my birth
Somewhere along the journey through infertility and adoption many couples (especially women) find themselves swimming in grief. This is normal and actually healthy. When we lose something, especially something that we have dreamed of possessing but then never can touch, it is right and good to grieve. It is through the tears and the pondering within the safety of our own minds that we work
The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.
I was talking to my now mother in law about my adoption (which is really awkward for her) and trying to help her understand a little of what I had gone through and how wonderful it was for me. My mother in law is very loving and kind but she had never known anyone personally to have been on the “giving” end of the process.