You're Invited!

I welcome guest bloggers and regulars who like to comment. Do you have a reaction to a post, an article, a story, a poem, or an image you'd like to share?

Here's my general request: Be positive and approachable. This blog is about sharing the best of what birthparents have to offer. You don't have to be a birthparent to share here. We want to reach other birthparents, expectant parents considering adoption, adoptees, adoptive parents, prospective adoptive parents, adoption professionals, legislators, lawyers, relatives and friends of people with an adoption story, and pretty much anyone who might feel they want to know more about adoption and birthparents.

We want everyone - including me - to know Adoption's Big Picture. There's lots to the story. There is pain and anger so you can and should share that - but do so in a way that is safe for you and everyone else. 

I'm not in the mood for sarcasm or negativity. If you have something simply ranting and expressing your anger or pain - try again another time when you have something else. These "negative" things are important in your world. Work through them and find the place where they may be of use to someone else in the world we all share. Seriously. If you are hurting and you want to take it out on me or my supporters and potential supporters - you need to get help from a professional. If you are angry and you want people to understand why without placing blame and being a total turn off to any reasonable human, I'm very proud and happy to publish your thoughts.

This is a tall order, but please give it a try and share. Your voice matters!

(we'll review it and then probably post it!)




Adoption Mandala close up

Try this for Grade School
(K-12) Students:

Alternate Family Tree Project

It's Adoption Friendly!


Use your printer and your favorite 8.5 x 11 paper

Or Copy the files and use them at your favorite copy shop to make bigger poster size versions.

Four 4 inch Mandalas


One 8 inch Mandala


Or email me and I'll give you directions for making really really big ones. Also, you can take these files and get wild with a fun program like photoshop or (which is different from Paint).


Print it.

Color it in.

And make it your own.

Then share  it!


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AAC Issues - A Sinking Ship

American Adoption Congress is a sinking ship and people are upset in trying to fix it.

One Small Voice

Birthmom Beth has some things to say about informed consent and what it means to be a birthmother.

Fight for Informed Consent

Take the survey and share the survey to help expectant parents know their options. This is the real deal - NOT another t...


Until we have lots of posts...

This list of articles is worth checking out!


Shotgun Adoption - Kathryn Joyce

Orphan Fever - Kathryn Joyce

Re-Homing - Megan Twohey


AND a great article full of adoption recommended reading...

The Adoption Experience - Jane Edwards