Adoption Good News | Maren


My How Adoption has Blessed Your Life series shares good news happening in the adoption world from all sides of the adoption triad …or just offers a paragraph or two on how the love of adoption is blessing individuals and families. If you’d like to participate, just send me an email. Enjoy!


Today’s Adoption Good News comes from my friend Maren, a seriously gorgeous woman who placed her little boy years ago. She has an older daughter that she is parenting and send her your congratulations because she is a newlywed!

This is one of my fave pictures of my birth son, his mom and I together while I was in the hospital after having him.   I don’t even know if I can put into words properly how to capture all the blessings having him and his family in my life but here goes.

Having my little boy has blessed me in more way than I would have ever imagined!  The biggest blessing is it has expanded our family; I am able to have a relationship with his parents, brothers, aunts, uncles, grandmas, neighbors and friends.  It’s a network of love not only for him but for me and my daughter as well.  I truly feel that God meant for us to all be a family and this sweet little boy brought us all together!  That is the beauty of an open adoption, how could more love for your child hurt?  It truly is about love and it has brought it abundantly in my life!


Did you miss last week’s Good News? It’s an adoptive mom and foster mom talking about the awesome times and the hard times in the foster care adoption world.

Read ALL the Good News moments.




  1. Heather says

    This doesn’t relate to the “Adoption Good News” (although I’m hoping that sometime I can finally be in the “good news” category) but I’m wondering if anyone out there has advice of what to wear in the courtroom?

    We are currently going through a contested adoption and this Friday will be the first time that we’ll be going to court. It will also be the first time that we’ll be seeing in person the birth-dad, paternal grandma, and perhaps birth-mom. I’m pretty much all nerves at this point.

    I don’t want to look like a lawyer, or be too flashy, and I also want to look like “me”. And then there’s this insecure part of me that says that maybe if I wear the right clothes and do my hair just right, maybe, just maybe, I can soften the hate that the birth-family has for us.

    And, of course, I want the judge to love us and want us to do everything in his power to allow us to keep our child. But that part I can’t control.