Apr 13, 2018

Adoption Tax Credit

It’s coming. We all feel it. Once the year changes, you feel like you have a world of time, and then before you know it, it’s April 17th, Tax Day. One important thing to remember this ominous weekend is to apply for your adoption tax credit if you finalized your adoption in 2017. Created 20 […]
Mar 28, 2018

Hope Blooms In Purple

In college, I volunteered with a group that held kid’s clubs in the inner city. We focused on one neighborhood in Clearwater. We would go into the neighborhood, pick up the kids, (with the permission of their parents) and walk them across the street to a field to play games, sing songs, and such. The […]
Make It A Spring Break To Remember
Mar 22, 2018

Make It A Spring Break To Remember

As Spring Break is peaking around the corner I started to think about what my plans would be. Typically- I work. Although my son and I are super close, he is still a teenager and the last thing he wants to do is hang out with his mom for a week. It just isn’t the […]
Mar 19, 2018

The Sweet Time In Between

We love our kiddos. All our kiddos. But for all our preparation, for thought, and care, it is not for us to spend much time with them once they come. If we do our job well, than the child should pass from the birth parents arms to the adoptive parents arms, (and a few nurses […]
What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Home Visit
Mar 15, 2018

What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Home Visit

Completing the homestudy paperwork can be a terrifying adventure – the list of tasks seems to go on forever and the questions are probing and can trigger hard memories. Nothing, however seems to strike more fear into prospective adoptive parents’ hearts than the home visit. Visions of stern, white-gloved matrons digging through closets and checking […]
Shopping For A Good Cause
Mar 14, 2018

Shopping For A Good Cause

Oh there is power in Amazon. Where else can you find unicorn headphones, perfect throw pillows, and discount Legos. And now that shipping can be as quick as same day, the possibilities are endless. But what if there was a way to order your trinkets for the Easter basket, and at the same time, help […]
Mar 02, 2018

Adoption from the Other Side

When I was first asked to write a blog I thought, “What a strange word?” Sounds a bit like it should be the title of a B rated horror flick. For a bit of background, I’m a part of the adoption triad. Not the usual, adoptive parent or adoptee, but I am a birth mom. […]
A New Beginning
Mar 01, 2018

A New Beginning

This past Saturday was the New Beginnings Tampa Bay Fertility Conference. It was a lovely morning at the Hilton in Tampa. The sessions covered a span of topics from Fertility 101, Genetics, Third Party Reproduction, Adoption, and even Fertility Yoga. In between sessions, attendees could get to know the speakers and vendors at the tables […]
Feb 26, 2018

A Day At The Park

Saturday the 17th was our annual Adoptive Family Picnic for Tampa. We all gathered at Ballast Point Park. We were nestled in the perfect spot, between the playground, the Gazebo and the bay. It was an wonderful location with the nice breeze and a view of the horse farm just across the street. Once we […]