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Grew in my Heart: Through Adoption
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Hi! I'm Sarah, mom of two beautiful boys, Isaac and Ezra. I am married the most amazing man, Joe. I am an adoption advocate, an adoptive mom and was featured on season 2 of Oxygen's, "I'm Having Their Baby" which tells the story of our first failed adoption match. In this series, I will focus on the trials and tribulations of adoption as well as all the amazing experiences we've had in the process. I had a million questions and never knew how to find the answers, so it was all live and learn. I hope to share my experience with you, whether you are considering adoption for yourself or you know someone who is, I want to make the once taboo subject something people aren't afraid to talk about. Adoption can be a roller coaster of fun and fear, come along for the ride on ours.
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A Look Back:

Why were some families afraid to talk about adoption?

by Sarah M. Baker
April 10, 2014 | 05:54 PM
I participated in a radio interview today and this question was one we weren’t able to get to, since we ran out of time. I thought I would take it to the blog and address it here. I was a little worried ...more>>

Sunday Morning Magazine

Radio Interview

by Sarah M. Baker
April 04, 2014 | 01:53 PM
I am so excited! I am in Chicago this week visiting my husband with the kids while he works here for one of his clients. He has been coming home on weekends, but since it’s Spring Break for Isaac, we ...more>>

The Thing I Love Most About Open Adoption

by Sarah M. Baker
March 24, 2014 | 08:59 PM
A few nights ago I realized my favorite part of open adoption. It is sharing my proudest moments with someone else that is equally proud! I just LOVE when my son does something new and I can share it ...more>>

I Deserve a Baby Too!

by Sarah M. Baker
March 06, 2014 | 11:36 AM
It is really easy to get caught up in our own pity party when we face infertility or have set backs in adoption. We see women getting pregnant on accident, we stop watching the news because we can't ...more>>

Writing a "Dear Mother Letter"

by Sarah M. Baker
March 03, 2014 | 10:52 AM
On the adoption forums I frequent, one of the big questions I often see is “What is a birth mother looking for in the letter we are writing?”. The simple answer is, everyone is different. There is ...more>>

Birth Father Rights

Sound Off

by Sarah Baker
February 20, 2014 | 01:43 PM
A few days ago, on an adoption Facebook page, a moderator asked the question: “If you could change one adoption law, what would it be?”. Wow, where would I start, how could I choose just one?!?!?! I ...more>>

Foster Series: 3 and 4

by Sarah Baker
February 17, 2014 | 11:56 AM
Foster Series: 3 Today’s foster series post comes from a wonderful lady who has asked to remain anonymous. I am very grateful for her entry and the heart wrenching openness that brought me to tears ...more>>

Selecting an Adoption Agency

by Sarah Baker
February 13, 2014 | 11:02 AM
Learning about adoption was overwhelming for me. You are not alone in feeling that way! We contacted at least half a dozen agencies and read countless articles online trying to figure out where to start ...more>>

Foster Series: 2

by Erin Connell
February 07, 2014 | 05:30 PM
It’s been awhile since I have posted anything relating to foster to adopt. I have reached out to some of my adoption community members and asked for assistance in this area. Today’s post is brought ...more>>

Milestones

by Sarah Baker
February 05, 2014 | 08:01 PM
It seems time has gotten away from me and it’s been awhile since my last post. The life of having a one year old is not what I remember when Isaac was this age. Granted I didn’t have a career back then. ...more>>

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