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By: Kristen Nicole
KristenNicole's picture Recently, I have had a lot of people ask me “Why?” “Why isn’t your adoption more open?” “Why is your adoption SO open?” “Why do you keep in contact?” “Why has the contact in your adoptions changed?” “Why isn’t the openness the same in both your adoptions?” Those examples pretty much sum up the most popular “why” questions. The short answer to all of these is, “Each adoption is unique. You learn to do what works for your family and your child’s birth family, and that can change over the years. Open adoption isn’t perfect or easy and can look very different from family to family,... Read More
By: Jessalyn Speight
Jessa's picture     I have been active in the adoption community for about 5.5 years now. I read a lot of blogs, websites, facebook pages and online support groups. I am starting to have a problem. I love adoption. It is a huge part of my life. I am a birthmom. But I am not just a birthmom. I am a chef, I am a mommy, I am a wife, I am a dog lover, I am a Mormon, I am a writer, I am a movie lover, I am a foodie, I am a hard worker, I am a sister, I am a daughter. I am not just a birthmom. I feel as though there is such a heavy emphasis on just the adoptive families post-adoption. People who... Read More
By: Rachel Garlinghouse
Rachel's picture I once composed the most beautiful blog post, a post that made me simultaneously uncomfortable and elated. The subject? A heartbreaking, humbling moment between my oldest daughter and me, when we had to talk about some hard adoption stuff. Some nitty-gritty, messy, truth-evoking adoption stuff. I wrote the post over the course of a week, pouring over every word, every punctuation mark. I hit publish and then relished in the courage it took to share a secret part of our lives with the world.  But the discomfort I felt when writing the post only magnified, rather than diminished,... Read More