Praise for Post Placement Visits

August 21st, 2006
Posted By: on Fertility
Categories: Adoption

We absolutely adore our social worker from our agency. From the first time I spoke with her on the phone last fall, I knew that she was someone that I could count on. This initial perspective has rang true for the past year. She has helped to guide us, support us, and celebrates our family in a sensitive and caring way. No wonder why I don't get all freaked out about her visits. This wasn't always the case, of course. The first time she came out I cleaned for almost 2 weeks, always thinking and noticing something that could be improved. That morning I went out to buy a huge variety of drinks and snacks to tempt her with. As I recall, she had… [more]

Devastating

July 6th, 2006
Posted By: on Fertility
Categories: Adoption

I just learned of an adoptive family who received news this morning that their baby had died in another country. They are devastated. I am devastated. Any type of loss like this arouses such strong emotions, but even more so for people who have lost children of their own. They have asked for anyone that has had a type of similar situation share their wisdom. I am wondering if I have any for them. At the least, just to say how sorry I am. And that may be my best. As soon as I read about this, I immediately started to cry. Bec was sleeping and taking his morning nap. I left the computer to check on him, kiss him and say… [more]