Finding Your Roots

You guys. I’ve got a cool story. This Easter was different for our family because in the last few months we’ve acquired some new members. Through adoption. I had no idea that my aunt had a daughter whom she gave up for adoption in her early twenties. This was well before I was born. It was…

It’s time to Celebrate!

My daughter’s birthday was this week and as a way to celebrate her and how amazing she is, I want to give away my book for free. It will be available on Kindle starting tomorrow, Thursday, and again on Friday. Placing Bets is available here for those in the US.  If you’re in the UK click here. She…

Placing Bets

It’s Here!! Placing Bets Placing Bets is now available for those in the US!  If you’re in the UK click here: About the book: Amanda is a spirited, all-American teenage girl . . . with a secret. In a desperate attempt to put things right, she makes a promise to God—one that she cannot break. Doing what is best…

Birthmother Journal: The Perfect Gift for Birth Mothers

Huffington Post recently published an article discussing tips for expectant parents considering adoption. One of these tips suggested that potential birthparents could use writing as a way to process emotions and thoughts experienced throughout the process: Writing also allows you the space and time to think about your choices, and better yet, it is something you…

Q&A – All about Adoption

Cosmopolitan magazine is doing an article on adoption and the following is a Q&A they asked me to do. If you’ve ever wondered about the birth mother’s experience, read on! How old are you now? 28   How old were you when you placed your child for adoption? 16   How old was your child at…

Binti

Hello! Recently I was contacted by the founder of Binti, an amazing organization that does really cool things like connecting birthmothers and adoptive parents and providing adoption loans. It’s a really great resource for expectant mothers who are considering adoption, or for singles or couples who are hoping to adopt. I was invited for an…

To The Woman Who Adopted My Baby

A few months ago I did a guest blog post for America Adopts and I wanted to share it here. Maybe you know someone who has adopted that can be encouraged by this. To The Woman Who Adopted My Baby, Not every woman is as brave as you. You had the courage to put your…

My Adoption Story: Part V

You might want to check out the other parts of my story before starting here 🙂 Part I Part II Part III Part IV Once I had the little detail of who was going to raise my baby sorted, I didn’t have much left to do, other than grow a child and try to maintain…

A Crime Worse than Cannabalism

*This is a highly sensitive topic. Please know that if you are reading this as someone who has gone through the route of abortion, know that you are not judged here. You are not looked down upon.* **I usually don’t cover such controversial topics, but I wrote about redefining pro-choice ages ago, and was never sure when it would come…

My Adoption Story: More news about Placing Bets

A lot of people have asked about a print copy of my book, and I am happy to announce that a paper version if now available on Amazon.  You can get a copy by clicking here. Click below for my video about Placing Bets! If you like the video and if you want to see more…

My Adoption Story: the Book

The book I started at the beginning of this year, Placing Bets, is finally here! This book is the story of my experience with adoption. In it, I reveal my personal journey – It’s a captivating story – one which I hope you’ll connect with. This picture is me, just after the adoption. I look…

My Adoption Story: Part IV

If you’re new to my story, you can catch up on Part I, Part II, and Part III now. Visiting the pregnancy centre was a huge help. They walked me through all of the questions I had and provided me with some helpful resources. It was during one of my visits there that I was given a…