Welcome to Signed, Sealed, Adopted! I am a wife, mom of two girls, a professional photographer, and an adoptee in reunion. I am much better at writing about my feelings than I am talking about them so I am usually inspired to write when I am experiencing something really exciting or really hurtful or really confusing. I was adopted as a newborn in a private, domestic adoption and this has directed and shaped my life from the beginning. It is through this lens that I view adoption and perspective that I speak from. I have spent all of my adult life navigating through search and reunion and in recent years have began advocating for adoptees and speaking out about the issues that plague the adoption culture in America.
I want to use this space to share my story as well as the stories of others, speak about my experiences and things I have learned on my journey, and advocate for changes to better the life of adoptees. I hope that this will be a place where all members of the adoption constellation will find something that connects with them and brings them to a deeper understanding of the complex feelings and emotions that adoptees contend with everyday.
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