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  • What Our Son Taught Us About Open Adoption

    This guest post is by Tennille, an adoptive mother.  Over this past year I have been given a different perspective on open adoption through the eyes of the our son, Mateus, who joined our family through open adoption five years ago. First and foremost, I am so thankful for our open adoption. This is something I felt so strongly about with every ounce of my being.  I wanted Mateus to grow up knowing his birth story, where he comes from,

  • One More Reason I’m Grateful For My Daughter’s Open Adoption

    This guest post is by Lori Lyons, an adoptive mother.  Now that my daughter is off at college, leaving my husband and me with an empty nest, I have a lot more time to indulge in my favorite hobby – genealogy. For more than 30 years I have spent late, late nights searching for ancestors across the globe. I have seen my family tree traced back to the 1000s and can follow it here to America and then to Louisiana. I

  • What Is A Legal And Ethical Adoption?

    This guest post is by Pamela, an adoptive mother.  What makes an adoption legal and ethical? This is a question being asked by so many hopeful adoptive parents and adoptive parents right now with all of the controversy surrounding Paul Petersen and others involved in seemingly unscrupulous adoption practices. Paul Petersen is an attorney in Arizona who allegedly engaged in unethical and illegal activity placing Marshallese babies for adoption with American families. He is accused of breaking numerous laws including

  • Open Adoption: An Amazing, Unpredictable, Life-Changing Adventure

    This guest post is by Amanda Jane Avis, an adoptive mother.  When I began my open adoption journey, I had very little know-how. I truly had no clue as to what the appropriate steps were, the timeline necessary to plan for adoption, or any research about even how to parent under my belt.  You could definitely say I was flying blind! What I did have, however was an iron clad faith and intention that I was, without a doubt, becoming a mommy

  • The Four Words That Describe My Adoption Journey

    This guest post is by Angela Boucher, an adoptive mother.  For several years now each November I am honoured to write for National Adoption Month. As I reflected on something to write this year four words about my adoption journey came to mind: Promise, Hope, Wonder and Love.

  • Why We Need To Talk About Our Children’s Adoption Loudly and Proudly

    Kerstin Lindquist is an adoptive mother and author. There is this episode of “Friends” when Chandler and Monica are at another couple’s house getting advice about adoption. Chandler ends up accidently telling the couple’s kid that he is adopted, and hysterical fallout ensues.  Years ago, when that episode was just getting to re-runs that scenario didn’t seem so far-fetched. Now almost two decades later, the thought of a twelve-year-old not knowing he is adopted seems ridiculous.  The sad truth is