Anyone who has known me more than a minute knows how badly I have longed to have my original birth certificate; the one that actually contains the facts of my birth instead of the facts of my adoption. This obsession began when I found out that I was actually named at birth by my birthmom and became even stronger once I saw my name listed in the Virginia birth index. But upon my adoption, my original birth certificate was sealed away, never to be available to me. Or so I thought…
For some reason at that time, a crazy idea popped up in my head. (This is not uncommon, just ask my husband!) I wanted to put on my wedding dress and dance with my Dad.
If I wasn’t adoptedin her arms I would stay.But she was young without helpso I was given away. If I … Continue Reading If I Wasn’t Adopted
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When it comes to pictures, I don’t know that there is one that can ever hold as much meaning as … Continue Reading Me
When adoptees want to know about or search for their biological families, some of the first things we are met … Continue Reading Package Deal
Recently, on Facebook, I came across a post of an anxious expectant mom. She explained that she had two children … Continue Reading Unnecessary
Growing up, I essentially always knew that I was adopted since I was told at a very young age. My … Continue Reading My Inconvenient Truth
Although I don’t remember the conversation, I knew from a very young age that I was adopted. I guess that … Continue Reading Second Choice: Adopted After Infertility
The bond between a mother and child is supposed to be the strongest bond that exists and it is said … Continue Reading Still
Welcome to Signed, Sealed, Adopted! I am a wife, mom of two girls, a professional photographer, and an adoptee in … Continue Reading Hello!