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Love Liberates, Birth Mother Quotes and Inspiration 5

We are framing this photo for Samuel, taken by Kyle LaMere in Ethiopia, September 2012.  Under the photo will be Maya Angelou’s “Love Liberates” quote. How beautifully she sums up the importance and love of the birth mother and family.

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Letter to Samuel’s Birth Mother 10

I want to encourage all adoptive parents to consider journaling to their child(ren)’s birth mother/father. Even if you don’t believe the parent will ever be able to see your letters, it may one day be a comfort to your child

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Completing a family – the adoption story 6

Who doesn’t love a good birth or adoption story? This one is the Grumet family’s, in links that were compiled here by Kendall. This post (January 28, 2010), written in the midst of other posts regarding social worker visits (“Please God,

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Almost Wordless Wednesday- Smooth Operator 3

My friend Shannon Colleary‘s response to Samuel in this photo: This is his suave ladies man face. Don’t introduce him to George Hamilton, they’ll paint the town. -Shannon (The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful)

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Is It Okay To Touch Someone Else’s Child?

When Samuel first arrived home it was very important for him to get a sense of our roles as a family. This is another way to build attachment and help him grasp that he is part of a new family.

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Samuel’s Birthday! 10

December 17th Samuel turned FIVE! I can’t believe it! We had a party at my parents’ house! My grandma came because she never misses a hot party. My niece came because Samuel LOVES her (She’s 5’11″ and looks like a

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One Year Home! 21

 Samuel has been a part of our family for one year!           now: Happy One Year Home Samuel! And Many More With Us And Ama to come!    

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