All posts tagged: birth family

To the Brink and Back

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Adoption / Family Ties / Foster Care / Parenting Skills and Spills / Wrestling with Angels

The “D” word. I said the “D” word. Disruption.  Despite my reservations, I let E go down for a week and a half-long visit with Bmom and his bio siblings. I couldn’t come up with a better reason for him not to go than “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” and couldn’t explain beyond that, so I caved. Next time I’ll know better, but you know what they say about hindsight.  During the summer, […]

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 […]