This is Part Two of a series on our 2017 birth family visit. Read Part One here. Everyone is/was so excited about our birth family visit, except for us. In a way, I wonder if the whole trip was a self-fulfilling prophecy because every fear and dread we had leading up to the visit came… Read More Stress

The Truest Form

I recently discovered this piece that I wrote but never published last year. It seems to go hand-in-hand with our last post on Community, so this feels like the right time to release it into the world.  — w There are many versions of Whitney. There’s the introvert, who can easily go days on end… Read More The Truest Form


It’s strange to think of where I was less than ten years ago. I was a generally happy person with a lot of friends, but quite lonely. Not lonely in the sense of lacking companionship, but more like someone without people close who understood. Who understood the complexities of adoption. Of what it’s like to… Read More Community