When I started to blog, there was a lot of venting to get out the anger and pain that had built up inside of me, but there has also always been a purpose of EDUCATION to PREVENT UNNECESSARY adoptions - unnecessary separation of families.
As I update, that means I have to take a hard look at links that may not be as current or relevant as resources.
One link I will be removing from the left side of my blog is an old link to PPL - Pound Pup Legacy.
At the time I linked to their site, there was an article or page relating to parenting. The link doesn't bring up the same page, and I do not even remember exactly what all it said. The jist; however, is that there are resources for parenting. That even if you grew up in a less than ideal childhood - you could overcome it and become a great parent. To me that was a resource because it is a message I wish I would have had when I was pregnant.... Because of childhood experiences, I was afraid I was doomed for history to repeat itself. This was a tremendous factor in my decision to let go of my son.
So, if anyone is reading this - and doubts your ability to parent - Please do not give up on yourself! There are resources to help you, to help new parents!
PPL is also a tremendous "resource" for anyone who is adopted and was abused - to see that (most unfortunately) you are not alone. This may be a place for you to start to find others to talk to who will believe you and who will get it.
For those who are curious about the link I removed, - this is what it said ...