This guest post is by Veronica Reno at Open Adoption Love And Support Network. My dream of motherhood is a miracle that has come true. Motherhood is something I dreamed of since I was a little girl. After getting married to my wonderful husband, we were ready to start a family.
From Unplanned Pregnancy To The Grace Of Adoption
When Michelle Thorne found herself unexpectedly pregnant, her world suddenly fell apart. Lost and alone, all she could think about was killing herself or, “at the very least,” miscarrying. Calling her pregnancy a “mistake,” she was convinced that God was punishing her. But over the course of the next few months, as she waited out her pregnancy in a maternity home, she came to realize that there was another plan in store for her — one that involved adoption, God, freedom
Why We Hope To Adopt
This guest post is by Michelle, a hopeful adoptive mother. This past weekend, we planted a lovely garden filled with lilies, snapdragons, daisies, English moss and roses of every color at my brother and sister-in-law’s house. It was just our immediate family, but in the bunch there were six moms supervising, digging in the dirt, telling stories, laughing, corralling the kids, hugging and crying. Each plant was set into the earth with care. Each plant a remembrance.
To ‘The Other Hearts’: An Adoptive Mother Pays Tribute To All The Moms In Her Daughter’s Life
This guest blog is written by Jennifer Crissman Ishler, an adoptive mother. I am a proud mother of a beautiful little girl adopted from Guatemala. I am also a professor who teaches a course about adoption. Because many of my students expressed an interest in working in the adoption field but had no classes devoted to this topic within the curriculum, I developed a brand new course.
An Adoptive Mother’s Story: I Dreamed A Dream
This guest post is written by Jennifer Ann Holt, the author of Delivering Hope. One of my all-time favorite stories is that of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. If you are unfamiliar with it, it is ultimately a story of sacrifice and hope, love and redemption. Not to mention a pretty cool adoption undercurrent in one of the plot lines. In 1980, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil made the story into a musical, and many iconic songs were born. One
Mother’s Day For An Adoptive Mother: A Time To Dance, A Time To Cry
This guest post is by Delana H. Stewart at Nine Year Pregnancy. Ecclesiastes 3:4—“. . . a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance . . .” Mother’s Day 1988, on a hill overlooking our little town, my husband James asked me to marry him. In May 1991, I experienced my very first Mother’s Day as a mom to a precious son. Two more sons followed in 1992 and 1994.
Placing My Baby For Adoption: Why Openness Was The Right Choice For Me
This guest post is by Alli at Neither Rhyme Nor Reason. It’s been six and a half years since I placed beautiful little Samantha into the arms of her parents. It was a difficult and emotional choice for me. However, it has not continued to be difficult or emotional. Adoption has become a large part of who I am and to me, it’s a beautiful thing. I believe this is, in large part, because my adoption is open. Talking to birthmothers
How My Daughters’ Birth Moms Made Me A Mommy
This guest post is by Star Prattas, an adoptive mother. From the time I was a little girl, I knew that I always wanted to be a mommy. It was in my personal future plan that I would marry a wonderful man and we would create two adorable children together. My fairy tale also included a lovely home and living happily ever after.
Why My Children’s Birth Mothers Will Be Part of My Mother’s Day Celebration
This guest post is by Lindsey Redfern at The R House. When my husband and I were struggling with infertility, Mother’s Day was a dreaded day. It seemed that every word spoken in church and every ad on television was designed to drive a dagger into my childless, broken heart. Eight years after my husband and I started the journey to have a family, I am now blessed to be the mother of two adorable, feisty, smart and loving little
The Mother I Am Now, The Birthmother I Will Always Be
This guest post is by Haley, a birthmother. I had my beautiful little girl on January 27th at 7:37 PM six years ago. That date and time is imprinted in my mind more than any other date or time from my life. I was 15 years old and at exactly 7:37 PM on January 27th, I became a mother. I was finally holding this little girl that I had fought so hard to get here safely. I was finally holding