After a great day full of family time and laughs, my son looks at me with sad eyes and says "I miss my birthmom." I've had to come to terms with the fact that no matter how much I love my children, they still lost something that I can't replace. And I worry. Like,… Continue reading Will I Ever Be Enough for My Adopted Child?
Congratulations! You made it through the background checks, essay questions, blood tests, tightrope walking, and shark cages -- you're approved to adopt!! With our agency, as soon as you are approved, you could get a call AT. ANY. MOMENT. And that's exactly what happened. I expected a long wait, but after 18 days of being… Continue reading Top 10 Things to Pack for the Hospital for Adoptive Parents
When we finalized our first adoption, it was an exciting day. Our agency representative, our lawyer, and our friends and family gathered inside a courtroom. We waited patiently for the judge to enter. Most of us were unfamiliar with courtroom protocol, so we spoke quietly and tried to keep the kids entertained. The judge entered… Continue reading Why Does Adoption Cost So Much?