Open Adoption – the Best Mother’s Day Gift

April 17, 2017

Every May LSS has an annual event to honor birth mothers. It provides them with an opportunity to visit with others who have traveled the same path in choosing to place their children for adoption. It serves as a support group as they struggle with grief and loss, but also allows them to celebrate their child. Read the rest of this entry »


To Give Up

November 15, 2016

What goes through your mind when you hear the phrase “give up”?  What comes to my mind is, “I don’t know; I give up!”  Some people “give up smoking” because it’s bad for them.  Think about the phrase, “to give away.” What do you think of when you hear that? I gave away some furniture I didn’t want anymore.  In either case, what usually comes to mind is that whatever was “given up” or “given away” wasn’t important, wasn’t needed, or wasn’t wanted. Read the rest of this entry »


Thinking of Birth Mothers This Mother’s Day

May 3, 2016

In the early days of adoption, women were often sent away to stay at a maternity home to hide their pregnancies, have their babies and place them for adoption. This was usually under the guise of caring for an ailing aunt, attending a special school, or some other story. After giving birth, they were sent home never to speak of their children again. But they most certainly thought about them. Society was not kind to their pain. When I think of these women, I think of the song, “The Healing Has Begun,” by Matthew West, which begins, “You have carried the weight of your secret for way too long.” Thank goodness things have changed. Read the rest of this entry »


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