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After the birth of our first son, we decided to became foster parents. Our experience as foster parents—having to return children we were attached to—lead us to considering growing our family via adoption. We were the only Black family...
May is National Foster Care Month. Foster care is one of the greatest areas of need in our state. Currently, there are over 6,000 children in foster care in Alabama and only 2,390 approved foster families. This shortage of...
As an adoption social worker, I have created a list of my top five book recommendations for adoptive parents and their support group. I'm an adoptee myself, and I love passing along information on parenting, adoption, trauma, and attachment. Five...
Every time we turn around as women, as mothers, there is some advice being thrown at us telling us how to be better. Do this, don't do that; 10 things to never say; 20 things to make sure you...
National Adoption Month National Adoption Month is a time when we recognize and raise awareness about adoption. Often times, what reaches the surface in the sharing of adoption stories is the great joy brought through adoption. A child in need...
Dear Birth Mama, I have often imagined how I might react if I saw you while we were out running errands. I am sure I would crumple before you while trying to hold onto your neck weeping. I am quite...
I was determined to not be caught off guard. And truthfully, I wasn’t. Of the ways both of my kids came into this world, I was probably the least surprised when the doctor came in and said it was...
What: Adoption Boot Camp When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 Where: Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church (5080 Cahaba Valley Trace, Pelham, 35242) Cost: $150 per family Register: [email protected] or call: 205-638-6964 The UAB International Adoption Clinic (IAC) at Children's of Alabama will be hosting an adoption bootcamp...
Five years ago, we set out on a journey that we thought would change the lives of others. We were right to some extent, but as it turns out, the lives in our family have been the ones to...
Our Story Being Written Almost six years ago, my husband and I started on our journey of unexplained infertility. I once was the girl who made the bold and very shallow statement, "Why would anyone ever adopt when you can...

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