Emotions run high around here during the month of November. Important dates, memories, and celebrations fill my heart to the brim; it overflows with gratitude and love, but also loss. I have the privilege of raising a fierce, beautiful little girl while her first mom watches from afar—through … [Read more...] about Remember, Adoption is Bittersweet
It's 1:30 am and she beckons once again. Amidst the coughing, the crying, and the sleep in my eyes I trudge upstairs when all I want to do is snuggle further down under the covers. Instead, I comfort and rock my sweet almost three year old like she's a tiny baby once again. When your children are … [Read more...] about Finding Value in the Unseen
This summer on The Novel Endeavor, I decided to tackle representation and its importance in transracial adoption. Everyday, as my daughter grows, I see just how vital representation is as she wraps her mind around her world and tries to make sense of it. Previously, I introduced representation … [Read more...] about Representation and Transracial Adoption: Dismantling Stereotypes
Things changed when I became a mom through adoption. I looked at my brown baby girl and longed to see her in everything. Now, my eyes search and scour—my eyes range and rove—because representation matters. Seeing faces like hers is valuable and necessary. Recently, Aliana and I attended a … [Read more...] about What is Representation and How Can It Impact Transracial Adoption?
Transracial adoption is a hot topic within adoption circles and racial dialogues. Often, two sides quickly form—those in support of transracial adoption and those against. Both sides have the best interests of children at heart, but the conversation can quickly leave them behind as issues of … [Read more...] about Transracial Adoption: A Series on Learning
I am kicking off a new year of blogging by introducing you to me and my lovely family. This post, and others throughout the year, is a part of the Adoption Talk Link Up, a blogging community of adoptive families, adoptees, and birth parents sharing about adoption. Being a part of the Adoption Talk … [Read more...] about Adoption Talk: An Introduction to Me