Archive for the "Adoption" category

Dear Birth Mother: A letter on Mother’s Day

by Beth Shepherd
( May 8th, 2015 )

Dear Birth Mother,

I think about you on many days, and especially on Little Bird’s birthday and Mother’s Day. Had it not been for the difficult decision you made, I would not be celebrating this day.

With respect and gratitude for for the path you chose for your daughter,

Little Bird’s Mama…

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Two weeks in Yerevan with an infant

by Beth Shepherd
( April 1st, 2015 )

Three years ago, we spent a a couple weeks in Yerevan, Armenia, as a new family. In between obtaining a passport and visa for Baby Bird, we spent a lot of time wandering through the city. Here are a few of her favorite diversions….

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Leaving one home to join another

by Beth Shepherd
( March 25th, 2015 )

Out the turquoise doors we passed, our daughter leaving one home to join another. Walk through these doors in the other direction and you enter Baby Bird’s first world, a children’s home, where she lived for the first year of her life, surrounded by the voices of nannies and other …

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