The Best Adoption Advice I Ever Gave

30 years ago when I was adopting, I had to figure things out on my own. Open adoption was still new back then, and independent adoption was all but unheard of. I didn’t have any adoption advice to go by. But I was so ready to be a mom and do everything I could...

3 Creative Ideas for the Perfect Family Reunion

Getting to see family members that you haven’t seen in a long time can be a wonderful experience. You might remember family reunions from your childhood that were boring and basic. Nowadays, there are many options for the perfect family reunion at exciting...

A Lively Day With My Granddaughter

When my children were little, we would pile into our little car and head to the local car wash for our “mini Disneyland adventure.”   So, today I introduced my granddaughter Ellie to the adventures of Mr. Suds in Grass Valley. Building up anticipation as...

My Christmas Message to Adoptive Parents

  Each year, a different part of the Christmas story stands out to me. A part in the very beginning tugs on my heart this year, and reminds me of the legacy you’re already preparing for your adopted child.   When I decided to pursue adoption, I remember having to come...