Jul 16, 2018

Help Us Bless Our Brave Birth Moms

A family in Utah, whose heart was touched by adoption, decided to make something special to say “Thank You” to birth moms everywhere. They created the Brave Box. These beautiful wooden boxes are inscribed with the word “brave.” This is how they explain their decision:
Jul 06, 2018

Twenty-Five Years Of Changing Lives

Last week, we all gathered in the conference room with whispered excitement. Sue’s husband and grandchildren were on the far side of the room. There was a hurried announcement of,” She’s coming!” And when the door swung open we all shouted, “Surprise!” Sue laughed, sighed, and put her notary stamp away. We had gotten her […]
Jul 02, 2018

Sweet Haven

A few weeks ago, Heart of Adoptions was able to place a Safe Haven baby for adoption. The laws of Safe Haven are in place to provide new parents who cannot care for their child a safe way for them to surrender her newborn. Safe Haven is just that, a safe place, literally, figuratively, and […]
Jun 18, 2018

The Wisdom Of Pandas

To beat the heat several of the theaters offer free summer kids movies. They are usually a few years old. But they provide a huge screen experience and all the air-conditioned fun you can handle for 2 ½ hours. Last week my kiddo and I went to one of our favorite movie, Kung Fu Panda […]
Jun 11, 2018

Gone Fishing: A Father’s Day Story

My dad taught me an insatiable love of the outdoors, including fishing and boating. I'm proud that as a grandmother of four at the ripe old age of 60+ I still have my boating license. I tease my husband, who I met at the age of 17, that he hit the jackpot by marrying a […]
Jun 08, 2018

A Piece Of Perfection

Children drop into your life. Not on top but in. There was a game I used to play as a kid. It was called Perfection. There were pieces in different shapes and a board with the corresponding shapes. You would push the board down, then you had to get all the pieces in before time […]
May 24, 2018

A Picnic To Remember

As I reflect on our recent annual adoption picnic and all that it means to me, I am flooded with an immense sense of gratitude to be able to practice adoption law. When people realize that I solely handle adoptions, I am often met with responses like, “You get to practice the happy law.” And […]
May 17, 2018

Motherhood, Laying Down On The Job

Mother’s Day weekend is kind of our Super Bowl weekend. (National Adoption Month is our Christmas.) Motherhood is woven into the fiber of what we do. For Mother’s Day, I asked our social media followers and staff to send us the pictures the most typified motherhood to them. We received the most fantastic pictures. There […]
May 09, 2018

My Stephanie

9 Years ago, yesterday was the happiest day of my life. Why? In addition to having a wonderful stepdaughter and a happy and healthy three-year-old, my baby girl, Stephanie, joined our family...making it complete. But it was a long road to get there. First, I need to tell you about my oldest sister, Stephanie. My […]