open adoption

Million Dollar Baby

by Kim Patton • June 13, 2020

Baby girl is almost four months old and I am no longer in shock that I am a Baby Mama. I was at first. On February 5th, our beautiful birthmother Ashley chose our adoptive family profile, and Eden Renee was born on February 21st. So if you are keeping track, we had about Two Weeks […]


The Perfect Poem

by Kim Patton • May 17, 2020

I met Jim on a Saturday morning at the library.  He sat at the corner edge of the table during our writer’s group meeting, and I was a few chairs down to his right. The small library wasn’t very busy, so our group felt comfortable speaking freely about our current writing projects and manuscripts. When it […]


Eden Renee: An Open Adoption Birth Story

by Kim Patton • April 20, 2020

Saturday, February 1st ,2020 My phone blinks in the dark of evening A notification on Facebook says: New Birthmother Situation I click like I have done so many times before Wondering, Is this the one?   Kevin and I have been praying about fostering and adopting since early 2018 After years of an empty womb After […]