Forgiveness

“Only forgiveness can liberate minds and hearts once held captive by anger, bitterness, resentment, and fear.” -Iyanla Vanzzant
I have found forgiveness to be a critical part of my own healing practice.  Read more …
http://adoption.com/series-art-healing-2-forgiveness/

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You choose your course of action, not the consequences.

I think we all wish we could always choose the results of our decisions. Like, “If I get married, I will live happily ever after!”  or “I want to eat nothing peanut butter M&Ms for the rest of my life, I will have all the health and energy I need to maintain my marathon of a life!” or “If I buy a dishwasher, the dishes will wash themselves!”  Right???  Unfortunately, this is not how life works.  I compare this to adoption experiences in the following article.

http://adoption.com/choose-course-action-consequences/

How I felt about watching placement

In this article I compare how I felt about watching an adoption placement to the adoption analogy used often at my adoption agency about “on oncoming car”.  This one sheds some light into the emotional experience of adoptions.  I believe to most people, I go to placement and joyfully pick up a new baby like picking up a new car.  My experience has been it is much more emotional than most imagine!!  Read this to learn more!

http://adoption.com/oncoming-car-adoption-analogy