"Yes. And yes." I've been an adoptive mom for nine years. By now I've learned when folks mean well with their questions or comments, and I've learned not to get offended. Unless people are part of an adopted family (extended or immediate) or have close friends who have adopted, they may not realize what terminology … [Read more...] about Are they yours? Or are they adopted?
Blergh. That, my friends, is eloquent talk for how frustrated I sometimes feel in this life as an adoptive mom. It's exhausting, and I'm not talking about the usual parenting-is-tiring stuff, which all moms know can be plenty challenging, especially at certain stages of life. Remember that movie "Groundhog … [Read more...] about For the adoptive mom who feels hopeless, frustrated, or crazy
As of last Sunday, it has been eight years since the day we finalized Lindsey's adoption. In the courtroom on Lindsey's adoption day, 2009: Eight years. In many ways, that feels like a lifetime ago. I look at that picture and I can hardly remember who we were then. Some of you have been reading and … [Read more...] about Adopting a teen: 8 years later
In honor of National Adoption Month, I'm resharing some of my previous posts on the topic. If you're a longtime reader, you already know this is an issue close to my heart. If you're new, or if you (like me) tend toward a little motherhood-induced amnesia occasionally, I'll tell our story in a nutshell before we move … [Read more...] about Adoption: greatest hits collection