Monday, November 15, 2010

New Adoption Button

I just wanted to point our new adoption button for those still using our old button. If you use the code provided, the button will automatically change whenever I update it. Thank you so much for placing our button on your blog in the first place. I look at our statistics often and know many of our hits have come from your blogs. Thank you again and again!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

An Experience of a Birthmother

This is the second part of my sister-in-laws look at adoption. It's simply a wonderful interview with a birthmother who placed 9 years ago. I loved the things she shared and opened my eyes as an adoptive mom.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

From God's Arms, To My Arms, To Yours

I don't think National Adoption Awareness Month would be complete without sharing this special song. This is the song Owen's birthmother used to tell us she had chosen us to be his parents. I get teary every time I hear it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Our Experience as an Adoptive Family

In light of National Adoption Awareness Month, my sister-in-law Amanda decided to spotlight an adoptive family, birth parent, and adoptee. Our family has lots of experience with adoption having all three in this triad. She wanted to interview me so here is a link to my interview on her blog.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lullaby For a Birthmom

My heart is really full after listening to this song. So beautiful! It really moved me and I want to share this as a tribute to Owen's birthmom.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born

I bought this book after Owen was a few months old. It's the story of a young girl who asks her parents to recount the night she was born but this is no ordinary story because she was adopted at birth.

The story is a near-perfect match to Owen's birth and adoption story (he was not born at night and we was local). I read it to him for the first time a couple nights ago after deciding he is finally old enough to start learning about his adoption story. He was so quiet and attentive so I know he liked it.

Tell me again how you couldn't grow a baby in your tummy, so another woman who was too young to take care of me was growing me and she would be my birth mother, and you would adopt me and be my parents.

Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms and called me your baby sweet.

Tell me again how you cried happy tears.

November is National Adoption Month!

The month of November is National Adoption Month. Obviously having Owen join our family through adoption makes this month very special to us. One of my favorite adoption blogs issued a challenge to post about adoption everyday in November to increase awareness and dispel misconceptions. Though I won't be posting everyday I'd like to post a couple times about adoption.