Archive for October 2018

Adoption Is… Blog

ADOPTION IS…, the ADOPTION NOW Blog, is dedicated to telling real stories about adoption. We are connecting and building a community by the power of experience through storytelling.

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Adoption is… A Dichotomy

In the plant world, a dichotomy is when one branch splits and continues to grow in two separate directions. It is also a division where the parts, while contrasting and opposite, are still connected as a whole.  Through the journey of adopting our second daughter, we learned first hand about the dichotomy of adoption.

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Adoption is… A Triad

When I became an adoptive mother, I didn’t understand the importance of the adoption triad. I didn’t even know what it was! The adoption triad includes three roles that make adoption possible: The adoptee, the birth parent(s) and the adoptive parent(s). This triangular connection exists even if adoptive parents and birth parents have never met.…

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Adoption is… Letting Go

My husband Noah and I thought our adoption journey would be perfect. It would be easy and exciting. We would meet the birthmother and build a strong relationship. With our plans made and our home study complete we decided to travel until we were matched. They said it would take a few years.

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S4E7 Adopted From Korea – Meg Nyberg’s Story

Meg was adopted from Seoul, Korea at the age of 6 months to a family in Northern Minnesota. She grew up shy, introverted and misunderstood by many of her teachers and peers. Although she attached to her adoptive parents, whom she loved very much, she struggled with depression. On this episode Meg talks with April…

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S4E4 Adoption From Nigeria

When Shane and Beth got married, Shane did not want children. They got pregnant unexpectedly and that changed everything. After baby Allen’s 1st birthday the couple decided to go on an adoption journey to Nigeria, Africa. On this episode, Beth takes us through all the challenges and blessings they experienced bringing sweet Ruth home…then Beth…

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