How Does the Absence of the Birth Father Affect the Adoptee?

It is interesting to me that I was faced with the task of writing something adoption related about Father’s Day on the heels of co-presenting Don’t Forget About The Dads for the 2024 Heartbeat International Conference. To me, there are no coincidences. And the funny...

Healing What’s Hurtful About Mother’s Day and Adoption

Mother’s Day is a day that makes me think of handmade gifts and cards from children, mothers extra dressed up in church in anticipation of grand lunches and doting all the day through. I remember seeing some mothers in church wearing corsages, and I thought, that is...

What is Adoption Finalization Like for Birth Mothers?

Being a Birth Mother who works for an adoption agency is an interesting experience. The situation involving why I am working for an agency is unique. I never expected this. But here I am, walking women through the process of making an adoption plan, and at times,...

Expectations with the Adoptive Family After Adoption

Many women think that placing a baby for adoption is giving a baby away. That mindset comes from the idea that all adoptions are closed. But the research concerning open adoption is overwhelmingly in favor of it for the best interests of everyone involved. So, since...

What Women of Color Need to Know About Adoption

February is Black History Month, as we all should know. This month is about celebrating Black Americans in U.S. history and how well they have contributed to our society as a whole. When I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, the only Black Americans I remember being...