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  • Serendipity

    August 5, 2020 by

    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…

  • A Dance with My Daddy

    June 22, 2020 by

    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.

  • Just Adopt

    February 20, 2020 by

    I’ve been witness to many conversations where a woman expresses her desire to be a mother but she will not… Read more

  • The One Thing

    February 5, 2020 by

    As I recently celebrated my birthday, I was reflecting on the many wonderful birthdays that I’ve had throughout my life.… Read more

  • Worth It

    January 8, 2020 by

    Pouring your heart out for all to read puts you in a very vulnerable place. Especially as an adoptee who… Read more

  • Severed

    December 31, 2019 by

    The day an adoption is finalized is typically thought of by many as a wonderful celebration of family, of love,… Read more

  • Outsider

    November 18, 2019 by

    As an adoptee, when you hear that phrase “Blood is thicker than water” it definitely makes you wonder where that… Read more

  • Me

    November 13, 2019 by

    When it comes to pictures, I don’t know that there is one that can ever hold as much meaning as… Read more

  • Package Deal

    November 11, 2019 by

    When adoptees want to know about or search for their biological families, some of the first things we are met… Read more

  • Unnecessary

    November 9, 2019 by

    Recently, on Facebook, I came across a post of an anxious expectant mom. She explained that she had two children… Read more

  • Still

    November 4, 2019 by

    The bond between a mother and child is supposed to be the strongest bond that exists and it is said… Read more

  • Hello!

    October 23, 2019 by

    Welcome to Signed, Sealed, Adopted! I am a wife, mom of two girls, a professional photographer, and an adoptee in… Read more

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