Inspiring & Educating via Writing & Art

My mission is to share my writing and artwork with the world using kindness and courage to inspire, educate or to simply give joy. If I can influence someone with my writing & designs/art, enlighten people about open adoption, or quietly brighten a person’s day I will feel that I’m doing what I set out to do.

On this site are samples of my artwork and columns written by myself as well as some written by my son’s birthmother. Read “Our open adoption” 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.

Karen’s columns | Birthmother columns

(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.)