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Update: Past 2 years!

Well it has been a long time since I updated this blog! We are now in the year 2017, and my little Mason Scott will be 3 this summer. Also, I will be getting married in August!

First things first, Mason Scott can talk, walk, run, swim, and climb. He knows who I am, and it's beyond words to say the least. The last time I saw little man was back in December of 2016, it's been awhile since then but I still get updates and all. I've been busy with attending college to get my Marketing degree!

The coolest part about adoption today for me is being able to hear Mason talk fluently. It's crazy to think that it felt like just yesterday when he was an infant. Adoption is amazing, it's not perfect but it is amazing.

I graduated from High School a year ago, and wow that's crazy to look back on. They say when you graduate that everything changes, but to be honest nothing exciting happened except for the fact I didn't have to go to school the next day.

I became single ba…
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A Birth Mother in High School

It's my senior year now, and mason will be 2 years old in July. I will be walking across the graduation stage and receiving my technical professional high school diploma. It's been different being a a birth mother and still in school, I never dropped out or switched school. I am the only person in my class with a biological child running and laughing around. I love that I am unique. Here are my adorable senior pictures with little Mason Scott.

Mason Turns One

I am so blessed to have the open adoption that I do. Being able to see and spend time with Mason and his family is one of the greatest joy's I've ever experienced. Mason is one, time flies by. He can walk and yell, he loves to walk around with both of his arms in the arm like some macho man. I got him a TonkaTruck for his birthday.

He rams into everything and anyone in the way, he also loves to be pushed in it by his sister Amelia. I spent the first day in Utah at Mason's adoptive dad's family reunion. The next day we celebrated Mason's birthday. And the day after I got to just hangout and spend time with them. Friday I took my senior pictures, Mason is in them! Pretty cool to have adoption bless my life.

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Happiness Comes From Within, Not "When"

Happiness. Where does it come from? Some people would say this, actually very many people have said this. "I will be happy when..." I'm pretty sure almost everyone has said that in some shape or form. The issue with only being happy when you get something or get to certain part in life, is that you will never be happy.

Being happy in the here and now is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself, especially to help you along through your trials. I remember when I was expecting Mason, that I would wish for things. I would always think to myself that once my boyfriend talked to me again, I would be happy. And the hardest part was, realizing that, him talking to me wasn't going to make me happy.

It bothers me when people live their lives in the future, because you can't. We are right now, in this day and age, here, not there. Hoping is not a bad thing, but hoping for happiness that is based on the outcomes of other things is, in my opinion. As an…

Why I Chose Open Adoption for My Baby: Written for

This guest post is by Makena, a birthmother. As a high school student and one of a handful of birth mothers in Idaho with an open adoption, explaining my situation to friends and acquaintances is complicated. How many high school girls know what a birth mother is? Not enough, to be honest. For many people, open adoption is a scary concept because it’s new and a different type of adoption than they’re used to. So why did I choose to place my son in an open adoption? The real question is how could I not have placed him? If I were parenting him right now, this is how it would be: I would go to school during the day and work in the evenings. Mason would be in daycare all day. We would be barely financially stable. Mason doesn’t sleep at night so I wouldn’t get any sleep either. I wouldn’t be able to give him nice toys, clothes, or be able to snuggle with him like children need, and he would have no father figure at home. Placing Mason in a financially stable home with a mother who would sp…

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