About

I was adopted when I was five months old.  I am thankful that I have been able to learn the truth about my heritage and the circumstances around my birth, despite being adopted under the closed adoption system. 

I serve as co-editor of Story Circle Book Reviews where we review books written for, by and about women.  I am on the board and keep busy as an active member of the Story Circle Network.

I am a member of the National Association of Memoir Writers, the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association, and the Forget Me Not Family Society.

I post regularly on my blog, My Own Velvet Room, and am currently at work on a memoir about adoption.

My husband and I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest with our doted-upon Yorkshire Terriers.  Together, we have four children and two brilliant grandchildren.

If you are an adoptee, a birth parent, an adoptive parent, or anyone else who has been touched by adoption, please share your stories by sending them in an email to armsofadoption@gmail.com and indicate the name you would like your post attributed to.  If you prefer to remain anonymous that’s perfectly fine.

This blog is a work in progress and I need your help to build a blog roll of positive blogs and a comprehensive resource page.  Thank you in advance!

Responses

  1. Hi Linda
    Just dropped by to say thanks for your comments on my blog. It’s great to make contact with another adoptee from the closed system. We are becoming increasingly rare. My book is available online from all the usual retailers, if you do get to read it, I’d love to hear your views and whether there is anything in it to which you can relate.
    God bless
    Aurette

  2. Hi LindaJust dropped by to say thanks for your comments on my blog. It’s great to make contact with another adoptee from the closed system. We are becoming increasingly rare. My book is available online from all the usual retailers, if you do get to read it, I’d love to hear your views and whether there is anything in it to which you can relate.God blessAurette
    +1

  3. Hi LindaJust dropped by to say thanks for your comments on my blog. It’s great to make contact with another adoptee from the closed system. We are becoming increasingly rare. My book is available online from all the usual retailers, if you do get to read it, I’d love to hear your views and whether there is anything in it to which you can relate.God blessAurette
    +1

  4. do so appreciate this post today… but wonder how the birth parent should respond when the adoptive parents aren’t sure what the ‘right time’ is when affording the adoptive child to really know them…
    in the case of which I speak the adoptive child was the result of rape… so I know they are just wondering how much the child needs to know, and how will that effect the outcome of revealing the birth mother.

    • It is a sensitive area, made moreso by the issue your speak of. Hopefully the adoptive parents and birth mother can work together to make decisions that are in the best interest of the innocent child.


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