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This site is a combination of a blog and an info site. I'm an adoptive mom, a Guardian ad Litem, and a Juvenile and Family Law Attorney (although right now I'm a stay at home mom). My professional experience includes working with Wendy's Wonderful Children and The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, as well as working with individual children and families as an attorney. I have worked with writers in the adoption world, have interviewed families in other countries about their systems, and learned more about adoption and foster care than was really necessary.
Or so I thought.
When my husband and I began our journey in adoption, I finally realized just how vague and unhelpful all that theoretical knowledge actually was. Since then, we have adopted our first son and are in the process of adopting our second son now. And the things I've learned as an adoptive mother have been equally helpful to me in this process as has my knowledge of the laws (in our area) and the foster care and adoption systems.
I hope that I can share both of those facets with you. Adoption isn't easy. It's not easy for us as adoptive parents, it's not easy for the birth mothers and birth fathers, and it's not always easy for the kids. But it's so worth it.
There are many reasons to adopt, but they all come down to love in the end. As adoptive parents, we love our kids: those we've adopted, those we've been almost matched with, those we've never met, and every other kid in between. And because we love them, we want what's best for them. The problem in adoption, it seems, is finding out what best really means. And hopefully this site can help point you in the right direction.
So thanks for stopping by, please browse around for a while, and send me a message if you have any questions. After all, we're here together to talk about adoption.