Category Archive: Grief


The greater pain..

This week I posted a comment on a ‘first mothers’ forum’.  First mothers are those who lost a child to adoption.  The forum post I commented on was one where the mothers advocate strongly for abortion rights, touting research that I know is methodological flawed to rationalise why women need abortion and that it causes …

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Adoption heartache?

There are so many thing wrong in this article that I don’t know where to begin.  When I read an article headed, “Adopting in the US has more heartache than you think”, I expect to see something about the loss experienced by a mother who loses her child, or maybe a child who grieves the …

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Someone is missing

I have just spent a wondrous few days with my beautiful grandchildren, Liam, 5, Zoe, 4 and Josh, 2.5.  There is something about being a grandmother that isn’t explainable to someone who hasn’t experienced it; in a similar way to becoming a parent for the first time.   There is the same overwhelming love and sense …

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