5 Tips for Establishing Boundaries After an Adoption Reunion

5 Tips for Establishing Boundaries After an Adoption Reunion

We, as adoptees, did not choose to be adopted... but our adoption reunion gives us the opportunity to make our own choices about our adoption for the first time.

National Adoption Awareness Month 2017

National Adoption Awareness Month 2017

The first of November marks the beginning of National Adoption Month... but why should you care?

Why I Started Looking For My Birth Parents

Why I Started Looking For My Birth Parents

My birth parents had always just been this vague concept... But it was in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve that I realized there were two very real people out there somewhere who gave me life.

Breaking the Ice on International Waters

Breaking the Ice on International Waters

One day, we were standing on the upper deck sipping boat drinks and inhaling the ocean breeze.  My biological dad and I were choking back emotion as we talked about this second chance we were given to know one another.

A Birth Family Reunion at a Funeral

A Birth Family Reunion at a Funeral

It hadn’t really occurred to me that a funeral would bring about the chance to meet my biological aunts, uncles, cousins and grandfather for the first time...  Not only would I be mourning... I would be making a first impression on the rest of my birth mother’s family.