Thursday, September 24, 2009

Children's Book on Adoption

The Mulberry Bird is the story of the love for her baby that led a birth mother to make difficult decisions for herself and her child. The message conveyed is that an adoption plan is made with a lot thinking and a whole lot of LOVE.  This book provides a gentle, non-threatening way for parents to help children talk about their feelings and thoughts about being adopted.  It is recommended that the book be shared with the adoptee's friends, siblings, and cousins.  Recommended for ages 5-12 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

All In A Day's Work

Today was a flurry of activity for our birth mother caseworkers:
- one new birth mother appointment
- one birth mother chose a waiting family
- two babies were born (both linked to families)
- one birth mother relinquished her rights in court
- one adoptive family signed their adoptive petitions

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

On Blogging and Openness

One of our prospective adoptive parents had a gift for sharing her heart through blogging and an immense desire to become a mother.  Put the two together and that is how they were introduced to their son's birth mother.  Heart Cries, Rebekah's blog, is full of heart felt sentiments on infertility, deciding to adopt, meeting their son's birth mother through the blog world and the open adoption they now have. Most of all, you will read Rebekah's honesty and raw feelings... the ups and the downs.  If you are wondering how openness in adoption could work or if you're curious about why blogging is such a useful tool for waiting adoptive families, then you should check out:  You don't want to miss this story!