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This Month At Adoption.com

I know, it’s April Fools Day, so I should be writing about being pregnant or adopting a third child or selling my kids on eBay or something. But, I just don’t do April Fools Day. It’s my grandfather’s birthday, and he’s been dead for 10 years now. Why don’t you give me a paper cut … Continue reading

Adoption as a First Choice

Adoption was always my first choice. Most people assume that other people adopt because of infertility. They can’t have “their own” children, so they “have to” adopt. I actually had someone lecture me about how I should understand what it feels like to lose a child because of what I had lost by being infertile. … Continue reading

Pieces I’m Proud Of

I’m very excited about my latest piece for adoption.com: Red Flags Expectant Parents Should Watch for in Prospective Adoptive Parents Every major blog has probably posted the opposite piece: Red Flags Adoptive Parents Should Look for in Birthmothers. My piece came about because of a discussion in the Creating a Family Facebook group. The birthmothers … Continue reading

Adoption Creed

I grew up Catholic. I went to Catholic school for eight long years. One of the prayers we had to memorize, was the Apostles’ Creed. It goes like this: I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the … Continue reading

What Is My Agenda?

When we started the adoption process for the first time – back in 2005 – I began joining as many adoption groups as I could. In 2008, I reluctantly started using Facebook (specifically so I could see pictures of my friend Kari’s daughter). I branched into Facebook adoption groups relatively quickly. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

Kidnapping Is Legal in Utah

Utah essentially allows adoption professionals and immoral adoptive couples to kidnap babies from their fathers. When you read an article about a birth father who has lost his child, it’s almost always out of Utah. Colby Nielsen had his daughter taken from him on 11/18. He’s on the child’s birth certificate, and the child was in … Continue reading

Back at Adoption.com

Before Cassie was born, I wrote for AdoptionBlogs.com. I had to take a break when I was writing four adoption-related pieces each week, plus, you know, trying to actually adopt a baby. This past fall, I talked to them about writing for the new and improved Adoption.com. My first article was published today! How to … Continue reading