Not Your Average Family.
But you probably figured that out from the picture.
We forget, quite often, that we are a different family, and we suspect that our friends and relatives have a lot of questions about us that they are just too polite to ask. So this blog is for them, but it is also intentionally public.
It’s our hope that, by getting to know us, we can change some preconceived notions of what it means to be a family and what it means to understand and truly love someone, no matter the differences.
We want to let people know that our differences do not matter — everyone has the capacity to love someone who differs from them, if you just get a chance to know them. Truly, we are more alike that we are different.
We want to show you that, and we want to share our journey and some of the moments that have made us who we are. We hope to inspire you in your journey, especially if it is one that involves adoption.
Mama’s baby, Daddy’s maybe — I grew up hearing this before I really knew where babies came from. It took me a long time to even try to write this post. I don’t really want to explore the circumstances of my pregnancy. It is one of the aspects of my adoption I still have someContinue reading “Mama’s baby, Daddy’s maybe”
By Stephanie. Yes, it’s been a while. Like, a long while. Partially, I’ve been so ridiculously busy that even showering has been a rare treat (which I’m only admitting because our relationship is entirely virtual). Also, wading into another weighty topic has required more strength than I’ve been able to muster: as I kept turningContinue reading ““We don’t have birthfathers.””
Written by Danelle Henden. Depression has been something I’ve struggled with since I was 5 years old. I don’t truly know if it was a chemical imbalance or the emotional and sexual trauma that I experienced from that age to my teen years. It can be hard to sit and write about things so hardContinue reading “Not Your Average Mother’s Day Poems”
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