The difference between open and closed adoption.

https://www.findlaw.com/family/adoption/open-vs-closed-adoption.html https://youtu.be/NDDkIyV4fNs https://adoptionswithlove.org/birth-parents/open-vs-closed-adoption As I said before in my blog as an adoptee my personal belief is that open would be better in adoption. I have to keep an open mind about why people do closed ones as well. I started this blog to help others as well as heal myself. I have already learnedContinue reading “The difference between open and closed adoption.”

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Wanting to adopt? Do you need to put a baby up for adoption? Do you need support?

https://nightlight.org/im-pregnant/ https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f-adoptoption/ There are many options for adoption. There are people you can talk to. There are support groups for expecting mothers. Please do not resort to abortion. Some couples can not have a child of their own, you could bless them with your child. https://adoption.com/birth-mother-support-groups

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Mental Health Matters: Adoption with Dr. Masters — K E Garland

This week, I had the privilege of discussing adoption, adoptees, adoptive parents, and foster care with Marchita Masters, PsyD, who not only has worked with foster care children in several settings, but who has also adopted a child. Our conversation can be viewed on YouTube or listened to on SoundCloud or Apple Podcasts. I hope […]Continue reading “Mental Health Matters: Adoption with Dr. Masters — K E Garland”

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Chapter One: Little Faces — Powell Family Adoption

Photo by Kitty Powell Before we met, Mason and I individually desired to adopt. We even talked about it on our second date. After we married in 2016, we prayed that God would grow our family biologically, and planned to pursue adoption down the road. As the months of excitement achingly stretched into almost three […]Continue reading “Chapter One: Little Faces — Powell Family Adoption”

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Do you really need to share your adoption story to all? (from 2018) — The adopted ones blog

Dear people adopting or even have already adopted – I watched one of the thousands of adoption video’s this morning. This is how I feel after watching it. Please listen to my words and consider them.  I understand you’re excited to adopt a baby. I get wanting to memorialize it on video, that’s what most […]Continue reading “Do you really need to share your adoption story to all? (from 2018) — The adopted ones blog”

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Getting to know the birth family

Going to a family function for the first time when everyone knows who you are but they are all strangers is extremely awkward. I went to a couple family gatherings with my birth mothers family. I did not ever grow close to most of the family. I have stayed close with my sister. I haveContinue reading “Getting to know the birth family”

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