A Family of Two?

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by Meika Rouda Last year I had coffee with a friend of a friend to talk about adoption. Her name was Sarah and she and her husband had been waiting five years for a baby. They had been matched several times with birthmothers but each time the adoptions fell through. She was feeling very sad […]

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Daddy Who?

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by Meika Rouda I have never heard of a straight single man adopting a baby but that is exactly the situation my friend found herself in when she replied to a post for a nanny position. In all the seminars, chat groups, adoption books I have read, I really haven’t heard of men adopting alone. […]

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A Four-Year-Old That Doesn’t Stop

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By Meika Rouda My son has a lot of energy. I know most 4-year-old boys have a lot of energy, everyone out there with one is going “oh, you should see MY son.” But my son has more than the average 4-year-old. He is loud, without even realizing how loud he is. And he talks […]

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Can Daddies Be Pregnant?

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By: Meika Rouda I have been trying to talk to my 4-year-old about adoption. Any time we see a pregnant woman I point her out and say “that mommy is pregnant with a baby. You were once a baby in someone’s belly too but it wasn’t my belly it was Shannon’s belly…” I briefly explain […]

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Weaving the Stories Together

By: Meika Rouda “How many of you are adopted?” the keynote speaker asked. I raised my hand. The auditorium was packed with people. Who were they? I wondered. Social workers, adoptees, adoptive families, birthmothers? All of the above. “How many of you have adopted children?” I raised my hand again. The woman next to me, […]

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Love Bites

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By Meika Rouda I had something shocking happen yesterday. Asha and I were in music class, happily singing “Jimmy Crack Corn and I Don’t Care”  in a circle with the other moms and toddlers. Asha usually meanders during class, dancing around in the center of the circle, walking over to sit on other moms’ laps, […]

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