Clearing up misconceptions on open adoptions

Enjoying the journey, 2013

Enjoying the journey, 2013

As a mother of a child acquired through an open adoption, it has come to my attention how misunderstood and feared open adoptions are in this world from the questions I’ve gotten about my son’s adoption and through encounters that my son’s biological mother has shared with me. I feel called to educate the world about our adoption experience in hopes of clearing up these misconceptions and fears and to show others how beautiful open adoptions can be if people open up their hearts to it.

On this site are columns written by myself as well as those written by my son’s birthmother. Read “Our open adoption” story to gain an understanding on how these columns came to be. Written initially for each other, these columns shed light on things that come up in an open adoption over the years from both sides: an adoptive mom’s and a birthmother’s; each of our perspectives help to tell our story more completely. (Note: Names of our son’s birthparents, of our son, and of other key members of our son’s adoption story have been changed or omitted throughout this site to protect their privacy.)

Karen’s columns | Birthmother columns

The primary purpose of this site is to educate people on open adoptions however, since I’ve always been a creative person at heart, my website would not be complete without some artwork included.

If I can inspire people, make someone smile, or simply brighten someone’s day with my Designs/Art and my writings, I will feel I’m doing what I set out to do.

Thanks for visiting my site and I hope to make a difference in your world.