Share your story – What it’s like to be me (you)

Share your story Are you in the adoption triad or have you been affected by adoption?  If so and you would like to share your story, we would be honored to do help you do this.   Your life story and experience is yours and yours alone and having the opportunity to tell it can be extremely cathartic and can also help others more than you know. https://youtu.be/Aoh0JHWTpjA If interested please email us at charsjargon@gmail.com so that we may further discuss this opportunity for you. &...
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Laura’s story

Laura's adoption, reunion and sadness I'd like you to meet Laura.  She and I originally met through a shared passion we have surrounding American sign language (ASL) which eventually led to us having a business relationship. For the longest time I had no idea that Laura was adopted and truthfully don't recall how I stumbled on it or how it came up in conversation.  But it soon became obvious that ASL was not only thing we had in common I think that in watching this video, hearing her stor...
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76 Year Old woman finds birth family

I understand that reunions aren't always rosy and far too often result in heartache and sadness.  However that is not the case for this woman who had been searching for about 40 years.  Sure that she would not find any family by this point, a pleasant surprise came her way. Stories like this warm my heart especially when it involves a senior as the person searching.   Have a watch and it may give you a glimmer of hope.
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I’m still here

I  looked for an appropriate picture or phrase to put on this page and then thought better of it.  Although we share a common ground in the adoption triad our experiences are out own and I certainly don't want to share positive platitudes with you and or assume yours situation is a negative one.  So I'm just going to write to you because I can.   For those that know me know that I was with a non-profit organization reuniting birth families for the larger part of my life.  It was part of who I...
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Family Reunion on Fathers day

Let me preface this with a huge shout out of thanks to Mary and Lorin for an amazing day! (((Hugs))) Today…Fathers Day….I found myself reflective , grateful, yet extremely melancholy/pensive. As we spend the day at a family reunion it is not lost on me those who brought us together in life…our fathers. They are no longer here and I take a moment to myself to thank them for who they were, what they stood for and all that they did for us as a family. If it were not for them we wouldn’t be in th...
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Eggplant Rolls – Baked

I spent a large part of the holiday season home due to the fact that one of my dogs (Pip) had cancer surgery again.  Since I had soooo much time on my hands I chose to spend it in my happy place...the kitchen!  As you know I love to cook but in doing so I also lve to just play with food and see what happens.  As a child my om always said "don't play with your food" and of course she meant mucking around on my plate.  However as the years went on I decided literally playing with food was fun.  Do...
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Reflection

“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” ~Maya Angelou~     Those of you that know me know I am a very private person (she says as she blogs... lol) , however today I am yet again stepping outside of my box as I want to pay well overdue homage to a couple of special ladies.   I got a call this morning from a friend asking if I wanted to pop out to an event in the city, so off...
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