Article published July 10, 2005 in the Ocala Star Banner. Joanne and her husband Billy wanted children, but Joanne was in her 30s when they married and did not want to go through a slew of immediate pregnancies. So, they began looking into adopting. When a counselor suggested that they consider adopting a group of siblings, they decided that is what they wanted to do.
In 2002, I began to chronicle my adoption journey by creating Forever Parents, a supportive online community for adoptive and waiting parents.
Over the next year, we grew our support forums to include an adoption shop and a collaborative blog. Forever Parents stayed active for over ten years, helping thousands of people during that time. Currently, I'm in the process of updating and moving all the blog posts here where they will be housed under the Forever Parents category.
Any of these poems would be a great addition to an adoption life book or framed and hung on a wall in your home.
Are you looking for ways to celebrate or acknowledge the anniversary of your finalization day? There are lots of possibilities, from ways to give back to activities that strengthen your family bond.
I loved putting my children’s life book together. Their caseworker started it for them with all the photos she had in their file. I added a lot of information, including the 13 things listed below. I’d love to hear what you included in your child’s life book.