Terribly Tricky Terminology

Terribly Tricky Terminology

“ADOPTION-ESE” is a challenging language to master. And because it can be so emotionally loaded, we end up being on high-alert, eager to get it right. Here are a few basic definitions to help you navigate the adoption maze: Expectant or Birth Parent Basically, until...
Truths About Adoption: Honesty and Communication

Truths About Adoption: Honesty and Communication

Every adoption story is different, and the happy ones don’t always make it to the blogosphere. Let’s face it: if you search the internet for stories from adult adoptees you’re going to get more than you may want — the good, the bad, and the ugly.    The Root...
Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa’s Story

 “One of the most difficult things I’ve ever done in my whole life was leaving the hospital without my daughter…” I celebrated my 22nd birthday on a Tuesday and found out I was pregnant the next Monday. This was not good news. My relationship with...