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. 

A Birth Mom's Journey

You would think that I would have something more to report on the DNA kit. Some things just take more time than we would like. The first kit would not activate; the second kit did activate but it took weeks for it to get to the lab. 

The Best Way to Honor St. Valentine

February 14th—Valentine’s Day—is most often associated with love, flowers, cards and of course, those delicious heart-shaped-message candies. While we all love to indulge in the love spread around on Valentine’s Day, do we understand the history behind it? Or better yet, do we celebrate in such a way to honor the history behind it?


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