Adoption Journey

Adoption Awareness Month (6)

Sometimes people ask me how long I’ve been waiting, and I never know whether to say “18 months” or “all my life.” I didn’t blog about the early parts of my determined journey toward parenthood, because it was messy and weird and sad, and private. But I certainly talked about Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

Adoption Awareness Month (3)

Some people are really ignorant.  There are still people who say stuff like,  “So, who are the REAL parents?” I know, YOU would never say that.  But people do!  If anyone says that to you, just ask them, “Where are your REAL manners?”  Because, hello, rude!   So, who ARE Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
File to Fit

Vine and Fig Tree

In the days of Solomon (according to Micah and to folk songs) everyone lived in peace and unafraid, each under his or her own vine and fig tree. The grapevine had completely taken over the tomatoes, and while a few cucumbers managed to escape, I think we’ll have to say 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