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Your friend is bringing home her adopted child! Her wait is finally over and you are thrilled. You supported her through all the heart-wrenching months (or years) of her adoption process – and now it’s time to welcome that...
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...
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...
What: Adoption Boot Camp When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Where: Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church (5080 Cahaba Valley Trace, Pelham, 35242) Cost: $150 per family Register: [email protected] or IAC: 205-638-6964 The UAB International Adoption Clinic (IAC) at Children’s of Alabama will be hosting an adoption boot...
Let’s begin here: fostering and/or adopting isn’t for everyone. I truly believe it is a calling. I also believe there is a beautiful role for everyone to play who's willing.  A Smidge of Our Story Several years ago, I remember questioning...
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...
As an adoptive mother of triplets, I get questions about adoption and comments about our family all the time. After years of not being able conceive and being asked the usual questions such as, “Are you ever going to...
When you miss the first four years of your child's life, you might look at things a bit differently . . . You might order four little birthday cakes, light a bunch of extra candles, and sing for every single...
It's a good thing my husband and I are generally "open book" kind of people because our privacy really took a hit when we became an adoptive family. You may not realize this, but adoption (especially interracial adoption) kind...
My family is a big fan of the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems. There are several we love that still make us laugh each time we read them. One that I love, but laugh at a little...

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10 Must-See Murals Around Birmingham

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Birmingham is full of life and color, and the murals around our fair city bring so much light and love to it's buildings. Ever...