Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 10: Time Together

"He is finally here!", thought Nikki, as she looked at his beautiful perfect fingers curled around her own. Katie was resting next to her in her bed and Adam was at the hotel, hopefully sleeping. From the moment Shane had arrived, Katie had told them it felt like he was their child right from the start, so she left Nikki in charge of all his [...]

Unselfish Love, Our Adoption Journey Part 10: Time Together 2017-06-12T14:50:39+00:00

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Ashley

Ashley came into the McDonalds, anxiously looking for someone who "looked" like an Adoption Case Worker. She ordered fries and a soda and found a seat in the back of the fast food restaurant where she could watch everyone coming in. The Case Worker she spoke to sounded nice on the phone and she answered all her questions with out cutting her off, even when [...]

A Birthmother’s Reflection: Ashley 2017-06-12T17:41:41+00:00

Our Adoption Journey: Tim & MaryAnn

Our story begins in 2000, when we contacted Adoption Associates to discuss our options regarding Adoption. We joined the China program and were blessed when our daughter was placed in our arms in January 2002. Our son was 6 six years old and our new daughter was a year old. We thought our family was complete. There was, however, another plan for us. In 2004 [...]

Our Adoption Journey: Tim & MaryAnn 2017-06-12T17:44:11+00:00

Birth Mother Reflections…Looking Back Twenty Years Later

In many ways some of us are very similar. We have had our hearts broken, walked through fire, and lived to talk about it. My story starts as a little girl growing up. I attended a Christian school and my family attended church twice every Sunday. I had a great upbringing, never lacked for anything……until 1988. I was ten years old. It was a Sunday [...]

Birth Mother Reflections…Looking Back Twenty Years Later 2017-02-24T00:17:55+00:00

Thank You, Birth Mother

I have always known that I was an adopted child. My earliest memories include a bedtime prayer that contained, "Thank God that I'm 'dopted." I was six weeks old when my parents took me home. They had struggled with infertility for seven years. During the late fifties and early sixties people did not openly discuss this sensitive and personal issue as they do today. My [...]

Thank You, Birth Mother 2017-02-24T00:15:24+00:00

How one birthmother made her birth plan

When you are a little girl you don't spend your days imagining having a baby only to choose to give her away to another family. So when I was asked what I wanted to do when the time came for my delivery and placement of my little girl, I had absolutely no idea. I naively imagined that the doctors and nurses would just quietly take [...]

How one birthmother made her birth plan 2017-05-18T14:29:36+00:00

Matt and Jenn Adopt Benjamin!

Let’s meet Matt and Jenn – Part 1 A child needs a family. We are a family with room to grow. Adoption is a blessing for us both. Jenn has had a lifelong desire to adopt, the desire to mother children not yet her own. When Jenn met Matt she expressed her feelings of adoption and whew, he was on board! After they married they [...]

Matt and Jenn Adopt Benjamin! 2017-06-12T17:07:52+00:00