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Birth Mom: Help Me Write Letter to Son’s Adoptive Mom

By Lori Holden Can a Birth Mom and Adoptive Mom from the Closed Era Coexist? And if so, how? Clare is a first mom who was found this year by her adult son. She left a comment recently, one that led to our email exchange. She recognizes that the readers here are savvy and sage, and that she … Continue reading Birth Mom: Help Me Write Letter to Son’s Adoptive…

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Top Ten

By Lori Holden Want a peek under my hood? I thought I’d dig into my stats and reveal my top ten posts of the past 10 years. Today this blog turns 10. On May 11, 2007, I published my first post — 1099 posts ago. In celebration and before we get to the countdown, here’s an earworm for … Continue reading Top Ten → The post Top Ten appeared first…



The Promise

By AstridBeeMom I told myself I wouldn’t cry. I didn’t want to scare her. I didn’t want her to think this stranger was emotionally unstable. Then I worried if I didn’t let myself cry she’d think maybe I was emotionally inept. I changed my shirt 3 times. I was about to change it a fourth time when I decided that nothing would be good enough so I may as well…


Adoption and the College Application Process

By Lori Holden I haven’t had reason to think much about adoption and college applications — yet — but an article in AdoptionToday magazine by college consultant and adoptive mother Debbie Schwartz made me think a little bit ahead. Evan struggled as he decided how to respond to the section regarding ethnicity and race. For those students who … Continue reading Adoption and the College Application Process → The post…


Operation Matthew 6:25-34

By AstridBeeMom Welcome to one of the most coercive pre-adoptive stories you will ever read. Take a seat and prepare to look through a “story book” that defines coercion and duress in expectant mothers. I almost titled this post “Faces of Adoption Coercion: Level Infinity.” Meet Tuesday Laine Watson and her husband, Josh. Tuesday is very young, in her 20’s and is hoping to adopt a young woman’s baby when…


Five More Days

By AstridBeeMom 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. It’s been 5,364 days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5 more days. 5,983 days since you were born. You and Me Just. 5. More. Days. Unless the bottom drops out. Unless something happens. Dare…