Adoptees, adoptive parents, search and reunion

My Son’s Adoption Journey from infancy to searching: Part 4 Meeting His Birth Parents

We couldn’t wait to meet Alex's biological parents and his new brother, Kai. My husband Steve, my mom (Grandmom E), Alex’s oldest sister Alisa from Chicago, my brother and sister-in-law and my two nieces all came to our house to wait for Trina, Tommy, and Kai to visit. Alex’s roommate from college, Jed, came to… Continue reading My Son’s Adoption Journey from infancy to searching: Part 4 Meeting His Birth Parents

Adoptees, Adoption, search and reunion

My Son’s Adoption Journey From Infancy to Searching: Part 2 The First Breadcrumb

Guest post is 2 of a 4-part series written by Amy Gaylon, an adoptive mother who assisted and supported her son in his search for his birth mother and her son Alex. In 2007, when Alex was a Communication Arts major at the University of Wisconsin, he took a documentary film-making class. His professor told… Continue reading My Son’s Adoption Journey From Infancy to Searching: Part 2 The First Breadcrumb

Adoptees, Adoption, search and reunion

My Son’s Adoption Journey From Infancy to Searching: Part 1 Becoming a Family

Guest post written by Amy Gaylon, an adoptive mother who assisted and supported her son in his search for his birth mother. We took Alex home to Pennsylvania from New York five days after he was born. We have always told him that he is adopted before he could even speak or ask questions. Our… Continue reading My Son’s Adoption Journey From Infancy to Searching: Part 1 Becoming a Family

search and reunion

Searching For Answers: Finding Your Birth Family

Prior to adolescence, children become extremely curious about their adoption stories and get into the stage of asking questions to fulfill their curiosity. Once they reach the adolescent age they start to demand fuller and more actual answers. Some of the most popular questions that will be thrown at you are; • Why was I… Continue reading Searching For Answers: Finding Your Birth Family