What’s the deal? An Introduction.

This is my first attempt at a blog. I’ve read A LOT before, but never jumped in. There were reasons for that, and they involve the four little people that live with us. They joined our family through adoption. Wonderful, difficult, joy-filled, challenging adoption. Their birth families are everywhere and anywhere. We don’t know.

We met some members of our children’s birth families, but not others. We respect their decision. We love their decision! Because it made us a family. But, we also have to respect their privacy. Some of our children’s families live right here in the U.S. and some of their families don’t know about our children.

Adoption plans are not made lightly. We saw each and every one of the kid’s birth families struggle and grieve. I worry about showing the children they gave birth to, the children they loved in their hearts. Would it make them sad all over again? Definitely. So, out of respect for them and our children, we started this blog with code names for our kids.

Some of you whom I personally invited know us and our kids. Welcome! Since you know the kids personally, the stories are all the more real and charming. Otherwise, enjoy from a far. Everyone out there has known kids that are our kid’s ages. You’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

None of this means I won’t tell OUR story. FPD and I have lived through some heart breaking experiences ourselves trying to find our children. Those stories are free for the sharing, mostly because we don’t want anyone else to have to endure what we did.

–Full Plate Mom

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