Adoption Journey

Revisions

….I’ve longed to be a mother for many years, and I’m very excited to be starting a family through open adoption. Open adoptions are based on mutual trust and respect between a birthmother and the adopting family she chooses for her baby. You can read about me, my family, friends, Read more…

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Durham

Durham was listed as one of the ten best places to live – and it’s a wonderful place to raise a family. Durham is a just-right-sized city, with a lively downtown, lots of new businesses, and lots of choices for schools.   Music festivals run all summer long.  Grownups and kids Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Hello

My Home

I live at the end of a quiet street in a neighborhood that is like a tiny microcosm of wacky, wonderful Durham: my neighbors are African-American, Hispanic, and White; liberal grad students and well-to-do lesbian couples; conservative, gossipy old ladies on pensions and hard-working men with construction jobs.  It is Read more…

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Career Plans

Teaching & education are my passion.  I taught Middle School for ten years, and teaching still has a very big place in my heart.  I loved every minute and often visit with my former students, many of whom are all grown up now!     Middle school students are right Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Just for fun

I love making things. I’m not so much into following directions, though…   I don’t mind looking at a pattern or a recipe to get the “general idea,” but I really don’t think I’ve ever followed a set of directions right through from beginning to end!  I like making it up Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

Dear Birthmother (1)

Part of the adoption application process involves writing lots of essays about yourself:  your dreams for your child, your views on parenting, your own life experiences.  It was hard, but in a good way.  So much of the wish for a child is something you can’t put into words, but Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

Dear Birthmother (2)

 Part of the adoption application process involves writing lots of essays about yourself:  your dreams for your child, your views on parenting, your own life experiences.  It was hard, but in a good way.  So much of the wish for a child is something you can’t put into words, but Read more…

By Rebecca, ago