Tag: real mother

  • Patricia: Part 6

    Liz thoughtfully sipped her tea and thought about the progress her client, Patricia, had made over the past few months. Before getting to know Patricia, she would probably never have believed that she would find in her such a willing and able client. Patricia’s gutsiness and her agile mind combined to make her very determined, […]

  • What is Love?

    Love is the power within us that affirms and values another human being as he or she is. Human love affirms that person who is actually there, rather than the ideal we would like him or her to be or the projection that flows from our minds.

  • Hearts Wide Open

    What I’ve often encountered in the adoption world are people oozing with wounds–wounds of infertility, of estrangement, of failure and shame; wounds of “I didn’t know / I shoud have known / How could I not have known?”, wounds of never having a home inside one’s heart or inside the arms of one’s mother.

  • Mother as Container | 3

    Oh, it breaks my heart to think of the damage being done to these babies as we sit here in the luxury of our surroundings, our children nestled in the nooks of our arms, and we blog about what is wrong with adoption in America.