5 Confessions from the Foster & Adoptive Journey

Today, I'm thrilled to be one of Mike Berry's stops on his blog tour featuring his new book, "Confessions of an Adoptive Parent." Y'all . . . As an adoptive parent, the hard truth is there are some things that I need to confess! (Any me toos?) Adoption and foster care are beautiful. They're also brutal. As Glennon

No room at the inn

I can tell you that for a country full of people dedicated to the idea of Christmas being around a baby born in a barn, few are willing to open their own barns because of the inconvenience, the mess, the uncertainty of it all.

Foster care: How to say goodbye — and then say hello

I wrote the following two years ago, in the middle of Z transitioning to his bio family.  Today, two years later, I am meeting with his bio mom to drop off his photo book of his time with us, and an outfit for his Christmas gift. At the time I wrote this ... I could

Open adoption through foster care: a second chance to connect our daughter with her bio family

  When a foster child comes into your home, they do not come alone. They come with history. I'm not talking about the "stuff" of foster care: the what's and how's and when's of deep loss and love. I'm talking about the who's. When our daughter Leyla came into our lives through foster care, we

  • Wonderful You Giveaway + Book Review

Wonderful You: Giveaway + Book Review

"This one, mommy."   "OK," I say in a voice much more cheerful than I feel.   My daughter plucks a book out of the basket in which we keep our weekly plunder from the library. The cover shows an unusually rotund woman on the front, with a cover that insinuates, "This is where all