Author Archives: Danielle Pennel

A mom answers her kids questions about adoption

“An Adoption Game Show”

“An Adoption Game Show”

Conversations about adoption are rarely planned, so parents have to be ready with details at a moment's notice. On a recent evening with my kids, I experienced that times three.

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A mother who adopted after facing infertility realizes she's no longer hoping for a miracle pregnancy

“No Longer Hoping for a Miracle Pregnancy”

An imminent hysterectomy is helping me realize that I no longer want to become pregnant — I only want to be the best mother I can be to my children, who came to me through adoption.

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Questions linger when faced with infertility

The Big IF — Moving Past Infertility

Four writers look back at the roads they've traveled since wrestling with infertility.

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Two children before their mother's adoption presentation

“Just Like Mrs. Bear”

With the right props and preparation, my adoption presentation to my son's first-grade class went wonderfully. He was proud to be a part of it, and I was proud of him.

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