The posts below were nominiated by my readers as Best of the Blog. Feel free to suggest your own favorite to be added to the list.
The Nose (2006)
A post explaining my shock at finding myself in the same room as my college age daughter and my inability to reach out to her to say hello, hug her and hear her voice.
Forgive You Father For You Have Sinned (2009)
The text of a letter I wrote, and mailed, to my mothers Catholic parish priest after my mother boasted to me how the priest welcomed females who had lost children to abortion to the altar. He did not welcome women who had lost them to adoption.
White Flag Realities (2008)
A purely fictional post detailing a conversation between an adoption placement coordinator and Janie, an expectant mother, considering adoption.
Telling Children (2006)
The story of how I told my son, now age 15, then approaching 7, about the existence of his older sister. His childlike questions and my responses are contained therein.
My experience of finally being claimed by a man who loved me after so many before him had failed to.
Just Sit There (2009)
A bit of a rant by me directed at random blog commenters that email and tell me my story is “oh so sad but it doesn’t happen anymore”.
About That Note (2011)
My painful confession of the fact that when the agency casewrecker threatened me with that promissory note my mother signed, I gave up my daughter for the first time. The second would be three days after her birth.
Paying Debts (2007)
A five-year old post talking about the need to teach surrender mothers how to pay back what they “owe”, questioning if it is even possible.
Care To Play A Game (2008)
A challenge to my blog readers to play an adoption game.
Overhearing two adoptive moms discussing their Asian adoption experience.