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My son’s amended birth certificate arrived.  Instantly, I noted that his name is correct.  His name is beautiful and simply perfect. And as I scanned the document I noticed that there was my name next to mother’s name (and my husband’s name next to father’s name), without the title adoptive written next to it.  Just Mother and Father.  Plain and simple without an extra word or an asterisk to delineate adoption. I… Read More

Recently, someone started a conversation with me in this manner: Ummmm….I’m not really sure how to ask this, or even if I should…. My thought process:  Oh sh*t, what are you going to say about adoption or loss?  (Given there circumstances I knew they weren’t pregnant, so I didn’t have to worry about that).  Please just don’t ask me questions about the colour of his skin or his time in utero, I’m… Read More