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When we first contemplated open adoption there were a few things that scared the bejeebers out of us.  So today, I thought I’d revisit one of our biggest adoption fears and talk about my thoughts on it now that we are post-placement. The fear was pretty simple – too much contact with birth family.   In fact, this is one of the reasons we chose to do international adoption.  (I say one… Read More

This year was a very different mother’s day then I’ve become accustomed to. 19 years ago my mom died and I loathed this reminder of the amazing mother I no longer had. 4 years ago we began trying innocently enough for our own child.  Those next 4 years would bring us immeasurable loss and heartache.  And mother’s day became yet another reminder of my body’s failures, and the children we had lost… Read More