30 Years, and I Have Never Seen My Husband Cry, Until He Watched This Video- Nathan’s Story

I have known my husband for 30+ years and I have never seen him cry. It's been an ongoing joke just wondering what would make me finally see a tear. He is one of the most compassionate people I know. He just doesn't cry. Like ever. I've thought his tear duct was just broken. That [...]

I Once Was Lost, Now I’m Found…Keeping the Connection with Birth Family in Ethiopia

I Once Was Lost, Now I’m Found…Keeping the Connection with Birth Family in Ethiopia

In my previous post I shared my son Asfaw's story. His was a rare case of him being abducted from his village and lost for many years to the only birth relatives he had, his grandmother and her children. Though his was a rare case, I have seen the exact same emotions in other birth [...]

PART 2, Finding My Brother…Birth Family and Adoption…and My Experience Being on Both Sides of It

PART 2, Finding My Brother…Birth Family and Adoption…and My Experience Being on Both Sides of It

This is a continuation of Part 1 from my previous post. NEVER in my wildest dreams would I ever have guessed I would be faced with the fear of losing my brother just one year after we finally found him.Β  I had just found my brother a year earlier. He is 5 years older than [...]

Finding My Brother…Birth Family and Adoption…and My Experience Being on Both Sides of It

Finding My Brother…Birth Family and Adoption…and My Experience Being on Both Sides of It

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~ Maya Angelou   Birth family. It's an interesting subject. For some, it's a touchy subject that adoptive parents and even some adopted kids are scared to get too close to. Do you really open that door when you don't know what is [...]