Adoptive Parents Resources

Spiritual Stretch Marks

The first time I ever thought of this concept I was talking to the Adoptive Mother I chose for my son.  I was in my eighth month and getting larger by the second.  I noticed stretch marks all over my thighs and my belly and thought about how much I had stretched mentally and spiritually during that same time.  I remember telling this sweet mother...

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Sending a little Love

We are in the “Month of Love” .   As we go from place to place you may find yourself walking through aisles of pink and red.   Elementary kids are busy making special boxes for their anxiously awaited valentines and probably even more important, valentine candy.   February reminds us to tell those special people in our life how much we love them.   A little heart shaped...

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Developing a Relationship Between Adoptive Parents and Birth Moms

When I first contacted Jared and Rebecca about placing Bryce with them, I honestly didn’t know where to start.   I felt like I had so many questions, but what questions were the right ones to ask?  How do I start a conversation with someone who could potentially be in my life forever?  And I am sure on the flip side of that, adoptive parents feel...

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The Wonders of a Broken Heart

It began  as I am sure it has with many women dealing with fertility issues) in a hospital as I was having yet another ultrasound.   The pain had been growing every month, every day, every time we tried and tried to get my body to do what a woman’s body should.    The pain starts out with twinges but as time and reality start to set...

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Everyday…Ideas to help you adopt

“Every day we don’t get a baby means we are closer to the day we do.” This was our mantra while trying to create our family through adoption.   It is what brought hope each day. It helped to remember this every time the phone rang and it wasn’t our agency telling us we were chosen.   It helped when we watched family members or friends announce a...

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Why I Chose Adoption

Although my pregnancy wasn’t the dream I had for myself… I know, I know, it’s shocking not to feel like young, single and pregnant wasn’t my fairy tale ending, right, but I wasn’t ready to be a mother. I didn’t have a job, a stable home, or a good man who could take care of me or a child, nor a plan for the future. ...

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Openness is… inviting love in

“Family isn't always blood.  It’s the people in your life that want you in theirs.  The ones who accept you for who you are.   The ones who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what.”Author Unknown This quote sums up how I see my children’s Birth Parents, at least the ones we are able to have relationships with. They are family, they love not only the child...

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Gift Ideas for the Birth Parents in Your Life

  It is that time of year many of look forward to (some even plan for) all year long!   Christmas is filled with sweet smells, family gatherings, cards to friends, beautiful music and twinkling lights.   Christmas is a time for celebrating and memory making, a time for reminiscing about the past and being thankful for today and the future.   While we are enjoying everything that brings Christmas to life...

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