Archive for tag 'adoption'


Dear Donor

Dear Donor Mother, I thought of you a lot today. I was having a mundane sort of day. It was one of my days off work, so Baby P and I were running errands. We stopped by the craft store to get supplies for an upcoming baby shower for a friend. Baby P was being […]

The Gift of Open Adoption (Part 3)

I have shared about our relationship with Little Piñata’s birthmother in the past in 2 different posts. But, it’s been 2 years since I wrote about it and as we all know, relationships are always changing, so our relationship with his birthmother is no different. We have continued to email her updates and pictures every month or […]


Thematic Books Round Up: Adoption Books!

I’ve been wanting to write this post for over a year, and sadly it has taken me awhile to get our adoption books together, but I’m so excited to share with you our favorite children’s books related to adoption. Everyone’s adoption story is different, so you can see which ones fit your family better. And […]

Two Months Home

Hey there, you’re going to know who this is right away again, but I’m posting anonymously so I can be as real and raw as I’m feeling and not have this searchable later on…thanks for your love and support! We’ve been home with our daughter for a little over two months now and in some ways, it’s […]


Becoming Foster Parents, part 1: Paperwork and Checklists

Overwhelming is the first word that comes to mind when I think about starting the process of becoming foster parents. Having no direct exposure to the foster system ourselves, Missus Turtle and I were definitely overwhelmed as we started thinking seriously about looking into foster care and adoption. That said there were so many other emotions […]


On Bonding and Attachment

In my last post, I shared about grieving in adoption. In this post, I want to talk about bonding and attachment, which is something we are working on throughout the grieving process. As I mentioned in that last post, grieving is an important and necessary part of the transition home. What is also important, though, […]


On Grieving.

Imagine for a second that you were happily married and truly in love with your partner, but one day, he announces that sometime in the near future, you’ll be living with a new partner. You stare at him blankly, not sure exactly what he means by that and continue on with your day. He keeps […]

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