As we begin another year, we like to look back and reflect on the past year. I personally like to focus on National Adoption Awareness Month which takes place in … more »
Reasons to Consider Adoption
There are many personal reasons why a woman would choose not to parent her baby. None of them better or worse than another. If you find yourself in a situation where you are considering adoption for your … more »
Reasons to Work With an Adoption Agency
DO I NEED AN ADOPTION AGENCY It wasn’t all that long ago that a woman considering adoption would grab the Yellow Pages, you know that big book everyone used to find a business listing. They would turn … more »
“We were told (8 years ago) updating our son’s birth mom once a year is reasonable”. It this reasonable? Yes, I am sure ASC thought it was reasonable 8 years ago! But being an … more »
OLD Acronym Is Slow to DIE
On hospital white boards around the country and deep within adoptee files is the acronym BUFA. “Baby Up For Adoption” This acronym is used to describe a patient who is seeking medical care and is considering adoption. In the patient’s pre-natal medical records, it’s listed where you would put a “complication”, where it says she has high blood … more »
Let’s Get Uncomfortable!
I hear this phrase at the gym and I find it difficult to get out of my comfort zone. After work, the last thing I want to do is get … more »
“He Has Never Asked”
After 22 years and 100’s of adoptions, they are coming back for answers. I started leading ASC’s post placement team in January this year. Once I dug in, I realized … more »
“Now is not a good time”
Arguably, the most important work we are doing right now at ASC is post placement care. We’ve spent the last couple of years developing our post placement program and then … more »
Grief, my hidden treasure.
This Saturday is my dad’s birthday (May 30th). He’d be 65 years old if he were still here. He died suddenly, unexpectedly when I was only 3 years old. I’ve … more »