Thursday, September 20, 2012

First Book Done!

I just finished my first book! Woohoo! This one is called Dear Birthmother, Thank You For Our Baby. I have to write a little bit about it, so I figured I may as well share a little bit here. :)

In a nutshell, the authors seek to tear down the four myths of adoption-
1) Birthmothers don't love their babies
2) Secrecy in every aspect of adoption in necessary
3) Birthparents will forget about the baby over time
4) If a child wants to know more about or meet his/her birthparents, they do not really love or appreciate their adoptive parents.

As proven by the experience of all parties in adoption, none of these ideas make sense. But they still impact the thoughts and actions of the general public today. As adoptive parents, we really need to evaluate ourselves to see if we are falling into the trap of believing these false ideas. Furthermore, it is our responsibility to raise our child(ren) in a manner that totally contradicts these myths. They need to know that their birthmother loves them and will never forget them. They should be able to know who she is, at a minimum through pictures, if not some level of face to face contact.  And we need to always encourage them to ask questions, and to speak openly of adoption in our home. God chose to form our family through adoption, and that is something to acknowledge and be happy about. :)

One down and two to go!

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