adoption

Blowing Wishes

Blowing Wishes

Today is National Lollipop Day! It just felt like the perfect time to rewrite my story about my silent childhood wish. I love when you can put…

Where could I have turned for help?

Where could I have turned for help?

And all this nonsense started because my parents would only say my birth certificate was “missing.” For over 30 years, I begged someone to please tell me…

Our Meant-to-Be Acquaintances

Our Meant-to-Be Acquaintances

In my search for my birth father, regardless of all the time that had gone by, I found the majority of my inquiry phone calls and letters…

Insinuations

Insinuations

I still shake my head in disbelief. When I was searching for my birth father, a woman called me collect in regards to an inquiry I sent…

Self-respect

Self-respect

It’s just a matter of time until we hear the word “sue” if someone feels they have been wronged. For much of my childhood, I grew up…

The Replacement Doll

The Replacement Doll

I took the doll off the shelf tonight and held her for the first time in many years. It’s amazing how healing it has been for that…

Book Interview with Lynn Grubb

Book Interview with Lynn Grubb

Lynn Grubb, editor of The Adoptee Survival Guide: Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools, and I became friends back when we were paired together to do blog…

You are not alone

You are not alone

I decided it was time – thank you Tammy for taking my vision and giving me a fresh-new look on my blog. I love how you make…

Someone Profited From My Adoption But It Wasn’t Me

Someone Profited From My Adoption But It Wasn’t Me

I was asked if I might be interested in doing a guest post on my friend’s blog You know me; I love writing opportunities/challenges. Lori Holden is…

Dear Wonderful You

Dear Wonderful You

As most of you know, I love to write and have had a number of stories published. But for many years, I’ve been equally as passionate about…

  1. Oh, I am so sad for those girls. To have lost you once because of their mother’s decision, and then to have lost you again because of their own short-sightedness. They really missed out. I’m sorry you did, too 🙁
  2. So sad, what a terrible experience. and I know it was only one of many for you. Love you friend!!!
  3. This fills me with sadness: “No child should have to continually try to make a parent love them.” What a tragedy that your mother was not able to accept love from you. My guess is that deep down, she didn’t feel lovable, and she had to cover that shameful fact up with a bunch of br…
  4. It’s insane that these findings were made but nothing was done about it. All these years later, you are still waiting for the wrongs to be righted.
  5. I love you❤