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Birth Parents Resources

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

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

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

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