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The Yucky Side- from a Birth Mother's Perspective

Just so most know, I did keep my pregnancy a secret and didn't brag or talk much about it. Only because I knew I was placing baby girl. But there comes a point where people start to put one and one together and they just stop accepting that little cover up that you constantly use, be it close friends or family. I understand I never gave them a chance to grieve for the child I carried but honestly I felt because of my past I was tired of their judgmental thoughts and always counting on my next mess up in life to be thrown in my face.

A Day of Encouragement in the Park

Our annual Adoptive Family Picnic was a lovely day at the park. This is a time when families in every stage of the adoption process can come out and spend time with each other.  They can talk and share their stories.  This event always provides community and encouragement.

This year we decided to hold a brunch picnic earlier in the day than usual.  We figured parents of small children are already up early, and we would do our best to squeeze it in before nap time.

A Letter From Our Heart To Yours

A Letter to a Birth Mom from Your Adoption Caseworker

Dear Brave Birth Mom,

            I just wanted to let you know how proud I am of you and the woman you are. I know what you are going through is so difficult, and I can’t even pretend to understand what you must be feeling right now, but please know that it will get better.

The Chaos in My Head Also Known As The Matching Process

OK- I admit the title here is a wee bit dramatic- but to be honest my life has been a wee bit chaotic the last few months and I think it’s a good fit for how I am feeling- plus it probably grabbed your attention (so let’s hope I can keep it now- because this is a long one!!)

How Social Work Saved Me

I am lucky enough to be writing this blog during National Social Worker Month – a month when we honor the time, love, commitment, and overwhelming kindness that anyone who knows a social worker is lucky enough to experience.  While I think back on all the lovely women I’ve been lucky enough to work with, my mind inevitably turns to my own path and what being an adoption social worker means to me and has done for me. 

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