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Open Adoption Chose Us.

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed | 0 comments

Open Adoption Chose Us.

This post was originally published over at Pink Shoes.  However, in the last week I’ve received a number of e-mails from individuals regarding their readiness to adopt……and the reality of what an open adoption can and does look like.  My hope in sharing it here too, is that more families will feel free to be honest about their...

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Mom Profile: Ashley Milford

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed, MCG Moms, Mom Profiles | 0 comments

Mom Profile: Ashley Milford

What are the ages/gender of your children? We have 3 girls. My oldest is is 8 1?2, then 5, and the youngest is 4 1?2 (and you have to include the 1?2s. They are super important.). No you did not read that wrong. My youngest two are 6 months and 3 days apart due to the wonderful thing called adoption. How do you spend your time? I wake up early...

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The Daily Choice

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed | 3 comments

Today’s guest contributor is Ashley Milford, who not only writes about her family at TM5, but is also involved with The Sparrow Fund, The Voice of the Orphan, and owns a baby shop called Baby Bobo. She took time out from her busy schedule to share a post with us about sisterhood, adoption, and the meaning of family. Some days I stumble upon a...

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The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide {A Book Review & Give-Away}

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed, Be Inspired, Books for Moms, Featured Posts | 13 comments

The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide {A Book Review & Give-Away}

One of our new sponsors this month, Carol Lozier, is the author of a fantastically practical, applicable, and informative book on being an adoptive or foster parent. And while I will sing the merits of this book if you do happen to be an adoptive or foster parent I would also encourage any parent who might be struggling with a child who is...

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The Scar

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed, Featured Posts | 1 comment

The Scar

I was washing Li’l Empress’ face the other day after a particularly messy bout with a “peeder budder and jelly sammich.”  I took an extra breath of a moment to study her face, lingering over her deep, bottomless black-brown eyes and her sweet little rosebud lips. And the scar just under her lower lip. The scar that halts my...

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Orphan Care

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed | 2 comments

Orphan Care

This week our guest mom writer shares her heart on orphan care.  Melissa is both an adoptee and an adoptive mom.  Her piece has made me think more about adoption and the relinquishment that goes along with adoption than I have in a long time.  She says she wants to make sure, “…….that people do not take lightly the act of...

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Birth-Mother’s Day: Celebrating moms and open adoption.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed, Featured Posts | 0 comments

Birth-Mother’s Day: Celebrating moms and open adoption.

Earlier this month, adoptive mom, Amber shared with us how fulfilling the journey of open adoption has been for her, her husband, her son, and her son’s birth-mom.  This past Mother’s Day she wanted to make sure she was able to have some alone time with her son, B’s, birth mom Ash.  Two friends hanging out, two women who have...

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Open Adoption; An interview between an adoptive mom and a birthmom.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed, Featured Posts | 3 comments

Open Adoption; An interview between an adoptive mom and a birthmom.

Amber is an adoptive mom to a three year old and has an incredibly rewarding open relationship with her son’s birth-mom.  She writes regularly about adoption and life with her little boy on her personal blog, Bumber’s Bumblings. In an effort to continually spread the word about how fantastic open adoption can be and because I believe...

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Adoption…. A Labor in Love.

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed, Be Whole, Charitable Sense, Featured Posts, Mom Perspectives | 4 comments

Adoption…. A Labor in Love.

Kelly Raudenbush regularly blogs over at My Overthinking.  She’s also part of the leadership team for the Sparrow Fund; a non-profit organization that works to support and encourage families going through the adoption process.  You’ll find their button in our footer as we hope you’ll check them out during the month of...

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Secret Daughter

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed, Be Inspired, Books for Moms, Featured Posts | 0 comments

Secret Daughter

“Secret Daughter” by Shilpi Somaya Gowda is not only an amazing story that demands to be read in no more than two or three sittings, but it’s a fantastic book about international adoption and the emotions, turmoil, familial relationships, self-discovery, and deep love that are inherent in any adoption.  I have never read a...

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