Open Adoption

Birth Mother Stories: A Longitudinal Walk Through the Decades

August 26, 2014

Previously, I introduced you to three women who had the experiences of placing a child for adoption in the 1960s, the 1980s, and the 2000s. They told us their adoption stories as birth mothers and shared their thoughts on what needed to change with the way adoptions were done. We continue the conversation here. Lee, […]

Trajectory: Birth Mother Stories Through the Decades

August 13, 2014

We are products of our times. What’s going on around us has has a huge effect on what goes on within us — the pressures we face, the opportunities we have, the decisions we ultimately make (or have made on our behalf). I’m realizing that this is especially true for birth mothers and the stories […]

How to Set Boundaries in Open Adoption

June 26, 2014

Want to know more about how to set healthy boundaries in an open adoption? Haven’t read my book yet but are curious about it? Check out this book excerpt in Carrie Goldman’s Portrait of an Adoption Column on Chicago Now. Here’s an excerpt of the excerpt Carrie is sharing on Portrait of an Adoption’s Facebook […]

Dam. Open Adoption is Hard.

December 10, 2013

I’ve had difficulty writing weighty and/or witty posts on this blog for months now (you could arguably say longer — ha!). If has finally occurred to me there is a reason for the struggle: I’ve been actively not writing about something. It’s a big thing that feels, now that I realize it’s there, like a […]