Proud To Be

December 9th, 2011

nellieLast weekend, I was blessed with the opportunity to go on my second, birth-first mom retreat. I am finding it difficult to talk about in it's wholeness, but the experience and what I can tell you is that I met some of the bravest women in this life.  From the get go, Friday night, I opened up to others for the first time in forever. No more faking the happiness I felt. While I was genuinely excited to go to the retreat, I was also struggling with feelings of self-worth and value, as well as shame. The shame was overwhelming, and for the first time in 6 years I shared my story to the fullest I have yet, with this group of women… [more]

That’s What Best Friends Are For

November 26th, 2011

bestFor the last 3 weeks I have been going through a really ugly depression, sort of lost but in perfect awareness of who I am and where I was headed. I was so utterly lonely, that I couldn't utter the words to people around me that, "I was depressed". So my best friend of 15 years, Jenny, came to town to visit. She is one of the people I called upon post placement, who would answer at any time for me, when my whole world was falling apart. She described it best, that I knew what I was doing was for the best but I was torn. So lately, while writing about my adoption views and my experiences in general, I have been… [more]

New Birth Parent Support Group in the UK

November 24th, 2006

I know nothing about the UK. However, this showed up in my inbox and I just thought it was good information (and positive!) to share with my readers. LAUNCH OF BIRTH PARENT SUPPORT SERVICE (FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24) A NEW support project, to help birth parents deal with the adoption of their children, is being launched by the St Francis' Children's Society on Friday, December 1, 2006 at the Judges' Lodgings, Aylesbury. The Birth Family Support Service offers innovative provision. It has been commissioned by Buckinghamshire County Council, and will offer emotional support to parents whose children are in the process of being adopted, and who may be experiencing feelings of anger, loss and grief. The service recognises that, while the birth parents may be unable to raise their child, they have an important… [more]