Tag: adoption

Everything You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption

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November is more than just fall weather and Thanksgiving, it is National Adoption Month! As a family law attorney, one of my favorite types of...

Adoption Changed my Life for the Better

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I recently posted one of those Instagram challenges "8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me" - and posted that I never had a...

Time to Say Goodbye {An Adoption Story}

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When we got the phone call we had been matched for adoption for a little boy who would be born in about 3 weeks,...

Juneteenth: A White Mom’s Primer

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I want to tell you about my daughter. She is a teenager now - stunningly gorgeous, and more woman than child. She is kind...

An Open Letter to Juvenile Deprived Judges

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Dear Juvenile Deprived Judge,  You see hundreds, if not thousands, of kids come through your courtroom each year, all with their own stories to tell....

The Boxes You Can’t Check

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My husband and I went into marriage knowing that we would adopt our first child. When we were ready to start growing our family,...

What Cancer Gave

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This past summer my husband took our daughter to her first Women's College World Series game. Being nine months old, she really wasn't going...

A Different Kind of “Family Reunion”

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Over the past several months, our family has been in a season of positive adoption exploration. For you other adoptive mamas out there, you know...

The Call That Changed Everything: Our Adoption Story

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The birth story of our first son started in 2014. We began by researching adoption agencies, filling out mountains of paperwork, standing in line...

My “Paper Pregnancy”

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I was pregnant for 517 days. Paper pregnant that is.  I didn't have the anticipation that most new moms have while they wait for those two...

517 Days. Fostered and Adopted (A Letter To My Children)

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517 Days.  That's how long I've waited for this moment.  You're no longer my foster daughter or my foster son, and our relationship is no longer...

Thank You Dear Sister, For Choosing to Foster

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Have you ever had your life impacted by a decision that someone else has made? Have you ever looked back and thought that your...