Death, Adoption, & Redemption

Death, Adoption, & Redemption

Written by on 1 August, 2015 in Adoption, Eldercare with 0 Comments

My adoptive mother passed away on June 15, at the age of 91. She endured a lingering illness that spread over eight years. With the exception of two years, she spent the rest living in our home. During the last eighteen months of her life, Hospice came multiple times each week to give her baths, […]

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Eldercare: Caring for My Adoptive Mother

Eldercare: Caring for My Adoptive Mother

Written by on 1 May, 2015 in Adoption, Eldercare with 0 Comments

“She’s on Hospice.” That’s a telling statement. You don’t have to know much about Hospice to get an immediate feel for the mood. Death. Imminent. I don’t mind talking about my mother and the years that she has lived with us as her health declined. She has lived in our home on and off for […]

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Adoption Loss and Suicide

Adoption Loss and Suicide

I’m sick of adoption loss. My husband and I went to the accountant to file our 2014 income tax. Since our son passed away last year and we are his next of kin, we are expected by the IRS to file his last return. I’m not sure why this hurts more than some of the […]

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Prolife or Probirth

Prolife or Probirth

Written by on 26 February, 2015 in Adoption with 0 Comments

I love the Lord and I’m definitely prolife. However, I’m insulted when confronted by some prolife/probirth members wanting me to pay them gratitude that I’m alive today, just because I’m adopted. There is a distinct difference between prolife members and probirth. Prolife members are interested in caring for the poor through the long haul. Probirth […]

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Adoption and Education: What schools and teachers don’t understand

Adoption and Education: What schools and teachers don’t understand

Written by on 3 February, 2015 in Adoption, Education, English Second Language with 0 Comments

Some of the most traumatized children sitting inside classrooms are those children who have experienced the entire loss of their God given family, for whatever reason. Those children are either currently in the foster care system, an orphanage, or have been transferred to the care of an adoptive family. These children are at-risk and do […]

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Wedding Anniversaries and Adoption

Wedding Anniversaries and Adoption

Written by on 22 May, 2014 in Adoption with 0 Comments

Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary.  It’s been a struggle and hard work for both of us, but we have made it this far.  God willing, our marriage will last until death do us part. Initially when asked, the minister said no he did not want to marry us; he had good reason to say […]

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Dr. Oz Banned

Dr. Oz Banned

Written by on 8 May, 2014 in Adoption with 2 Comments

At 90 years old, my adoptive mother listens to Dr. Oz like he’s a health god and then wants whatever he’s peddling, especially what’s in pill form.  Granted her health could use major improvement, but she’s looking for the magic pill that will remove all her pain and turn the clock back until she was […]

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Christian School Introduces Birth Control

Christian School Introduces Birth Control

Written by on 2 May, 2014 in Adoption with 0 Comments

Baby Kavon spent the weekend with us with all the crying and dependence that goes with an infant.  Baby Kavon is an anatomically correct electronic male doll that simulates a real baby.  The doll is part of a Life Skills class my son is taking as a high school senior at Barry County Christian Schools.  […]

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Eldercare for my Adoptive Mother

Eldercare for my Adoptive Mother

Written by on 27 April, 2014 in Adoption, Eldercare with 0 Comments

Elder-care wrenches the gut for many, but especially for those of us who were raised in poor adoptions.  In all sincerity, I want to do what is right by my adoptive mother.   I believe that it is ordained by God, and that I have the ability to change my adoptive mother’s eternity. As an adopted child, […]

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Importance of Birth Fathers

Importance of Birth Fathers

Written by on 21 April, 2014 in Adoption, Birth Families, Blog with 0 Comments

Today is the two year anniversary of our youngest son, Marquell’s, b-father, Dion, passing away; I really liked Dion.  We had heard from the agency what a wonderful son we were adopting but that he showed a few behavior problems when it came to his b-father.  In other words, he lied to see his dad.  […]

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