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In the Name of the Father - Johanna Nesler January 16th, 2003
“Actually, most birth mothers block out the birth date of the child they gave up for adoption. It’s too painful for them to remember something like that. They even forget the name of this agency,” the social worker explained.
The Search of My Biological Father - Matt Geuther January 16th, 2003
I have thought about this a lot, and I know a great deal of time has passed. My mother died at 49, fairly young, and it was her second bout with cancer. For all I know my biological father is deceased as well. If I wait much longer, it is almost a certainty that he will have died before a reunion can take place.
Azurite Butterfly - Beverly A Dixon January 16th, 2003
I am proudly writing with great enthusiasm about the Spring 2001 music group that I have formed and still manage which consists of four of my five girls whom are all adopted! The group features biological sisters Tamika (14 y.o.), Nichelle (13 y.o.) and biological sisters, Sierra (12 y.o.) and Raina (9 y.o.).
Journey to the Valley - Courtney Frey January 16th, 2003
As each shadow reached the girl I watched as they placed the shadows of their babies into the soul of the girl. As each infant reached into her heart I watched what had happened to me … as it happened to her. She remembered. She felt again. As she dropped to her knees a gut-wrenching sob came out from her throat and she screamed. Several of the shadows wrapped themselves around her, beginning to cry themselves. Then, as all of them worked together she began to fall.
The Adoption Manual - Leeanne Berry January 16th, 2003
I’ll never forget the first time that my son actually understood that he was adopted. Even though we had been telling him about his adoption all of his life, he did not understand what it meant until his cousin gave birth to twins and he assumed that he came from my tummy just as the twins came from their mother’s tummy. We were not at home when this conversation came about and he cried in the car and said that he needed his “real” mommy. For months afterward, he would make up stories about his “other mommy far, far away.” According to him she was going to come get him and bring him gifts. He would tell others that he had another “mother.”
Breaking Birth Mother Myths: One - Skye Hardwick January 10th, 2003
When I placed my daughter ...it wasn't a declaration to the world that I was a bad mom, nor was it an admission that I would forever be a bad parent. Actually, it wasn't even a declaration that I would have been a "bad" parent even then. There is a huge gap between being bad ..and being the best. I'm sure I fell somewhere down in the middle, but my daughter deserved the better. Now, "now" has passed and here I am in the "then" - the future. I am close to my mid-twenties, and I can say that I am a good and loving mom to my son. Someone once asked me, "Now that you know how being a single mom is ...do you look back on your daughter and think, 'I could have done this?'"
Fedex Man Delivers Baby! - Christine Durrenberger January 10th, 2003
The friend who brought Meredith home and took the pictures is a nurse. So I can confidently say there was a nurse present at the delivery of my baby!
Every Child Deserves a Loving Family - Melinda Barber January 10th, 2003
I urge people to at least look into adopting domestically through the foster care system. There are so many children available that need a stable, loving home. Many of the children are older or have special needs. These special needs vary considerably and a family is able to select which special needs they are willing to accept. Some of the children have ADHD, learning difficulties, developmental delays, etc... But the rewards and satisfaction of helping a child to progress to his potential, whatever it may be, is immeasurable.
Can We Make It Better? - Moira January 10th, 2003
Do not ever assume anything - and this does not apply to one party over another. Communicate, communicate and communicate. Be ready to be able to say "you know what, I need a little time to absorb" and then be ready to hear "ok, I need a little time to absorb."
Standing Right Next to You - Nicole January 10th, 2003
I had talked to many of my aunts and uncles before even knowing that they were related to me. We have started the whole process of me trying to meet the immediate family. So far, all has been going well. My biggest grudge forever has been only against my mother and her mother. Now that I have met them both, it is very hard for me to be mad anymore. They are both great people that just had hard times. I guess I can understand that, but on the other side I had a child when I was sixteen. I kept her and love raising her. (She is now 7.)
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