My First Father’s Day Without You: An Adoptee Grieves Her Adoptive Father

My First Father’s Day Without You: An adoptee grieves her adoptive father May 17, 2019.  I won’t ever forget it.  My phone rang at 4:00 am, and the nurse on the other side said, “Mr. H. Is witho...


3 Reasons We Did Away With Apologies In Our Home

  Guest Blog by Felecia Neil Felecia Neil is a foster care alumni who has 12 years of experience working within residential settings and has served as a foster parent for the past 5 years. In rec...


Learning to Celebrate Adoption – Guest Blog by Artist & Adult Adoptee, April Morland

  Guest blog by artist & adult adoptee, April Morland, on her experimental art film, “Abandon” Abandon from Tricia Creason-Valencia on Vimeo. Growing up, adoption was something th...


Our DIY Farmhouse Table

  Before moving from Tennessee to Florida last year (a whole year since we closed on May 4th…so hard to believe!), we sold our dining room set. It had seen 17 years of use and 3 moves but w...


3 Types of Media Every Foster and Adoptive Home Must Have

  We are increasingly surrounded by all types of media in our world. Finding media that is beneficial (or simply not harmful) can be challenging. Our major goal is to make locating media that can...


Autism on the Seas: Vacationing with a Family Member with Special Needs

It was our first family vacation as foster parents…our first vacation as parents at all for that matter! We arrived at our destination after about a six hour drive, the vacation hadn’t eve...


Fixing the Fates – Adoption Book Review

From the Cover of Fixing the Fates: An Adoptee’s Story of Truth and Lies by Diane Dewey: “Diane Dewey, surrendered in a German orphanage at age one, was adopted and raised by loving parent...


Should My Child Have Been Adopted?: Questions We Should Be Asking

A couple weeks ago, the movie Instant Family was released on iTunes, and Darren and I watched it for the first time. The story is based on the experiences of the producer and his wife and other famili...


Let’s Learn about Adoption – Book Review

From the Cover of Let’s Learn About Adoption: The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Adoption and Its Many Different Forms by Regina M. Kupecky, LSW: “There are many kinds of adoption—a...

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