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Grew in my Heart: Through Adoption
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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What is Open Adoption?


by Sarah M. Baker
August 20, 2014 | 11:26 AM
In my journey through adoption, I have been blessed with the ability to share my experiences and help others in their own personal journey. But even if you aren't planning to adopt, there are a lot of ...more>>

Adoption Interview

Adoption Perspectives

by Sarah M. Baker
July 16, 2014 | 11:28 AM
The Adoption Perspectives radio show, out of Denver and sponsored by Parker Adventist Hospital, is hosted by a new friend and fellow adoptive mom who is in some of the same adoption groups with me. She ...more>>

The Right Foot

by Sarah M. Baker
May 15, 2014 | 10:02 PM
If I can give one piece of advice, it is that in all the training you will receive, you may not be taught that starting off the relationship on the right foot can never begin too early. When I say that, ...more>>

Adoption Backlash

by Sarah M. Baker
May 08, 2014 | 09:50 AM
Before starting the adoption process, did you have any idea that some people were negative toward adoption and assume all adoptions are unethical? I didn’t have a clue. I was in for an awakening when ...more>>

Holidays and Adoption

by Sarah M. Baker
April 21, 2014 | 01:04 PM
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! We were able to go see Ezra’s birth parents and siblings on Good Friday since Joe was home from Chicago and we all had some free time. We all had our own things ...more>>

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>>

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