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Frequently we are asked if we have contact with our daughters' biological families. When we explain the open status of London’s adoption, common responses are “That must be hard!” or “I don’t know if I could do that!”

Love, Platinum :: A Glimpse into Our Open Adoption

Frequently we are asked if we have contact with our daughters’ biological families. When we explain the open status of London’s adoption, common responses are “That must be hard!” or “I don’t know if I could do that!” Although it would have been difficult to anticipate the closeness we have, this relationship has grown and […]

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Surrogacy

Thank you to Martin Pringle Adoption Professionals for sponsoring this post and to Attorney Megan Monsour for sharing her expertise with our community of moms. The Wild West  Kansas, like many other states, does not have any statutes governing third party reproduction, with the exception of a brief provision regarding sperm donation. Assisted reproductive technology […]

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Adoption :: Leading with Love

Thank you to Martin Pringle Law Firm for sponsoring this post and for bringing Wichita families together through adoption!My oldest son started kindergarten in the Fall. Without a doubt, the adjustment has been harder for me than him.  It has brought to the forefront the realization that we cannot protect our children from the little […]

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A Forever Kind of Love

Special thanks to Martin Pringle for sponsoring this post and helping local moms in their journey to motherhood. On National Adoption Day thousands of children in foster care are adopted by their foster families.  I attended our local celebration at Exploration Place in November. There were hundreds of people – all gathered to celebrate something […]

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“Those Dogs Don’t Like My Black Skin”:: The Challenges of Being An Interracial Family

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ― Martin […]

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You Gotta Have Faith

Special thank you to Martin Pringle Adoption Professionals for sponsoring this post and helping local moms in their journey to motherhood. Becoming a parent is one of, if not the most, important events in life. That is true if your child joins your family through pregnancy or adoption. Adoptive couples are faced with countless decisions […]

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O Holy Hair :: A Hair Routine for the Holidays {and every other day}

Since the adoptions of our two African American daughters there has been a learning curve caring for their hair.  The silver lining has been this unique expression of family, ritual, and tradition.  The holiday season is busier than ever for my family, with weeks meticulously scheduled with an array of dinners and present openings, work […]

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Adoption - Where Do I Start

Adoption : Where Do I Start?

Our heartfelt thanks to Martin Pringle Adoption Professionals for sponsoring this post, written by Wichita adoption attorney Megan Monsour. The thought of adopting can be overwhelming. Who do I talk to? Who can I trust? How much does it cost? How long does it take? Many questions cross your mind when you are considering adoption. […]

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide | Wichita Moms Blog

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Guide for Wichita Moms

Are you expecting? Do you have a newborn? Then you don't want to miss our 2017 Bloom Event at Botanica! The pregnancy and postpartum phases are some are the most joyful, exhausting and overwhelming in life. There is so much to learn, and that’s why Wichita Moms Blog is thrilled to introduce our first Pregnancy [...]
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6 Things Not to Say to Adoptive Parents

Disclosure : Thank you to Martin Pringle Law Firm for sponsoring this post and to Attorney Megan Monsour for sharing her expertise with our community of moms. Adoption can be a sensitive topic. Some may even believe I’m not qualified to write this article because I have not faced these hurtful questions by strangers about […]

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Open Adoption : Your Child Will Thank You

Disclosure : Thank you to Martin Pringle Law Firm for sponsoring this post and to Attorney Megan Monsour for sharing her expertise with our community of moms.  It is human nature to want to know where you come from. Where you got your curly hair or when your great grandparents moved from Lebanon to the United States. You […]

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