Essays about adoption
Not a Celebration: National Adoption MonthRead more: Not a Celebration: National Adoption Month
What if I told you that infant adoption isn’t something to celebrate?
Dumb Letter 2020Read more: Dumb Letter 2020
I just wrote my dumb letter for 2020. I do this exercise in futility every year, hoping for a different outcome every time. I spend days carefully crafting each sentence, replacing words if they seem too direct, too demanding, too pathetic. I reread it and sit with it for weeks, too afraid to put my…
Is this your first?Read more: Is this your first?
“Is this your first!?” It’s a question I’ve heard dozens of times over the past six months, and I’m sure to hear it dozens more times over the next six. It’s a question that, for me, has so many answers.
On her birthdayRead more: On her birthday
I took a big leap today and finally did something for Summer’s 11th birthday.
A Childless MotherRead more: A Childless Mother
I remember sitting in my bedroom, the small room smooshed between the small living room in front and the small kitchen in back. I remember sobbing uncontrollably, holding my round belly with both hands, caressing my little one while she dozed in her peaceful bed.