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The Meeting

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Adoption / Foster Care / Heart Aches / In Transition / Wrestling with Angels

Yesterday, I met E’s biological mother (who I’ll call Sally). He is unaware that this meeting was taking place, as his therapist recommended not sharing due to his current emotional fragility (plus, he’s already trying to deal with moving and although he’s excited, it’s also a trigger for him). I wasn’t as nervous as I expected leading up to this meeting, but boy were my hands sweating as my social worker and I followed Sally’s […]

Divided Loyalties

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Adoption / Foster Care / In Transition

I’m struggling with loyalty issues. When E and I were matched, I was told that loyalty might be rough for him. He loves his bio-mom, and has been a care-giver for her, so I was warned that it might be hard for him to attach to me as a mother. Well. I think it was maybe January when he started calling me “Mom” on a regular basis, and not just in a joking way. Then […]