Adoption Pearls from the Oyster of Adoption

 A lesson from nature teaches us that pain is the catalyst that makes the precious pearl. Through all the tough issues adoptees work through in the All-Adoptee ICU, pearls of wisdom are formed. Here is my "take" on the pearls. How about yours?...more

Before You Were Born

Before you were born,God was there bringing you to lifeand saying, “YES” to who you wereand all that you could be.He put His arms around you evenbefore you knew your mother’s touch.He cared for you as no one ever could.He has been your closest friendand constant companion–listening to your cry, enjoyingyour laughter, and encouraging youto follow him. He has never shut youout or made you feel ashamed.He has comforted you and carried your burdens....more
Very uplifting, thanks for sharing!more

Top 10 Star Adoptees With Unique Birth Histories

Adoptees can come from all walks of life and there are even famous adoptees in politics, film, music and other industries that have been able to live a healthy and normal life. In fact, here are the top ten star adoptees all with unique histories and backgrounds that are truly inspiring:1.    Bill Clinton. Believe it or not, Mr. Clinton was actually adopted. He became president of the United States between 1993 and 2001 and now continues to work tirelessly in politics....more
I had read the adoption story of Steven Paul Jobs and very glad that the parents made a good ...more

BlogHer 13: What a Difference a Year Makes!

I'm in Chicago for the BlogHer conference.  I brought my sweet daughter with me.  She also went with me to the New York City conference last year. ...more

Where I Fit in the World of Adoption?

 OP May 29th on buildingonus.blogspot.ca...more
Just a tip: Seek out blogs by birth parents. They will help you in your journey.more

Political Correctness: Don't Make Yourself A Victim!

Political correctness has become a straightjacket. ~ Gary Oldman...more

Love Doesn’t Make You Color Blind

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.I read an article the other day that said something like 40% of all adoptions are now trans-racial.  How fantastic, I thought!  So many families that look like ours!...more

Our Non-Adoption Story

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Supporting and Understanding the Adoptive Family

About eighteen months ago our family expanded through the adoption of two children. We have learned so much and the family and friends who love and support our family have also learned a lot. Though we had previous parenting experience, this journey has had it's own unique joys and challenges. ...more

Introducing Socks for Smiles

My daughter revealed something huge when we were back to school shopping last year. I let her pick out socks from the big end cap at Target where they are sold in single pairs. This was her first time picking socks from the adult section. Her feet grew from a kid's 2 to a woman's 8 in the 15 months she had been my daughter.She was so excited to pick out socks! She thanked me profusely.She said, "I only had white socks when I was in foster care. I love it that you never buy me plain old white socks. I hate them."...more