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An Open Letter to My Child's Birth Mother | Columbia SC Moms Blog

An Open Letter to My Child’s Birth Mother

For most of us, the month of November represents Thanksgiving. But did you know that it’s also National Adoption Month? These are two of my favorite things! In honor of National Adoption Month, I am writing a note of thanksgiving to our daughter’s birth mother. Dear Birth Mother of My Child,  First, thank you for […]

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5 Common Adoption Myths Debunked

Many families are built through adoption. You’ve probably heard these adoption myths before. You may even have believed them! Now, it’s time to address some common misconceptions.  Myth #1: Adoption is a Tragedy I personally hate seeing this one. Yes, I know the kind of  trauma many kids and parents suffer that creates a need […]

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7 Adoption Books We Love - Columbia SC Moms Blog

7 Adoption Books We Love

When we became a family through adoption, we realized this new and exciting world did not contain many books that represented our new family. So we started an interesting search for children’s books that spoke about adoption, or represented what our new family looked like. To help with the search, I consulted my fellow adoptive moms […]

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The Adoption Process :: 3 Unique Journeys

November is National Adoption Month, a path many families have taken on the journey to parenthood. Here are some of the details of that adventure for three local moms: Brittany Wise, Joyell Brown, and Bonnie Riley. Describe your family to us. Brittany: We are a military family of 5, we have 3 young children who are 5, 2, and 1 year old. Joyell: We are a typical crazy family of 5 with children, Cooper (8), Lave (7), and Grace (6). Bonnie: Our family is my husband and I, our biological sons 14 […]

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Three Things I Wish I Knew Before We Adopted - Columbia SC Moms Blog

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Adopted

The saying “ignorance is bliss” has been around for so long because it is partially true. When we were in our late 20’s and decided to form our family through adoption, we were so excited to begin the journey. When our social worker asked us to come down to the office, we were presented with the […]

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The Silent

The Silent Biological Clock

When I was a teenager, my cycle was never predictable and eventually I began taking the birth control pill to regulate my body. Once I got married and we began to think about having a family, I went to the doctor to discuss my options. While it seemed perfectly reasonable that I would get pregnant […]

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