This time of year is hard for me. I’m reminded of my child’s birth and relinquishment constantly. This year seems to be even harder than last, though I thought the first year was supposed to be the hardest. What a load of crap that was. The agency counselors made it sound like I would be…… Continue reading Tired, Down to My Soul.
I’ve spent this whole week bracing myself for tomorrow. There’s a family event that I’m debating on going to, part of me wants to see everyone but the other part of me doesn’t want to be around children. I love those kids dearly, but seeing them run around looking for Easter eggs and sneaking candy without my…… Continue reading Easter
“All too soon it was time to leave. I asked for more time alone with my child, and held them while I sobbed. I kept repeating how sorry I was, that I had picked out the perfect parents and I would always be here. As I cried, I kept thinking “How do I do this? How…… Continue reading Donaldson Adoption Institute – How to prevent coercion in newborn adoption.
Hello! My name is Nichole. I am a first mom in a recent open domestic infant adoption. My child is under the age of 5, so I have quite a bit of experience with the current domestic infant adoption systems. I spend much of my time working to educate the public on coercive parts of…… Continue reading Nichole
Adoption language can be confusing at first, and it varies from person to person. I’ll lay out some of the most common for you with some explanation.