Sunday, February 20, 2011

A big thank you...

I’m not quite sure what I would have done without the online adoption community. It has connected me with so many amazing and supportive people. For starters, I would have never met H if it weren’t for our online adoption group. That means I would have been stuck with a family I knew nothing about- A family who probably wouldn’t allow a relationship between my two birthsons, a family who could possibly close (or severely limit) the adoption one day. Instead, I have a family that supports and encourages a relationship between William and his brother Robbie (as well as with R’s other children) and has me over once a week (or more) to see my (birth)son.
 The internet also helped me to connect with people who have already gone through what I am now going through. Like for instance, Kelsey Stewart. I was able to talk with her about what it was like to choose adoption not once, but twice. She gave me some great advice, as well as writing this blog post about her experience. Then there was Joniece, who was able to share her experience of going to court with her (birth)son’s birth father. I am so thankful to her for her words of encouragement and advice! And then there are people like Meg and LeMira. Those two ladies are awesome! They are always there, supporting me, encouraging me, and loving me.

So to all of you awesome people, thank you!!!!


A Life Being Lived said...

Those ladies are all amazing women, I read their blogs too! Kelsey is a true Mama Bear for birthmoms :

LeMira said...

I'm blushing. I honestly believe the exact same about you. You are amazing, and you have helped me grow in my knowledge and understanding about adoption by just being you. I'm so happy and honored to call you "friend."

birthmothertalks said...

I am glad that you have found support through the internet. I wish I had it many years ago, but I have it now.

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

I would love for you to guest post on our blog about adoption!! :)

If you are interested you can email me,

Kelsey Stewart, Author said...

I am humbled and honored that you think of me that way. I find that there are so many different stories in adoption and so much can be learned from other voices.

When I find people like you who say such beautiful things about me and what I have to say, well it just gives me the strength to keep writing, keep talking and keep showing that adoption CAN be something that works when it is done with care.

I think you are pretty amazing, too! You could have hid under the covers and disappeared. But no. You hold your head up high and take what life has to offer you and you learn from it. So, although I was happy to see you mention me just keep in mind that YOU are helping so many just by speaking your truths!

Thank you from the bottom of my "Momma Bear" grateful little heart!


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