Author Archives: Sherrie Eldridge, Adoption Author

What Fuels Birth Family Searches for Adoptees and Foster Kids?

Adoptees and Foster Kids Have Inherent Curiosity

Finding clues about birth family history sends me on an adrenaline high. I love being a sleuth and solving adoption mysteries. Just my first name–Baby X–makes me curious! Clues come in the most unexpected times and ways, oftentimes through the least likely people and circumstances. As I have turned over every stone possible to find my heritage, I have discovered

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Would Adoptees and Foster Kids Say Yes to This?

This photo of a young woman looking pensive illustrates how adoptees and foster kids might be perplexed about their painful past. Sherrie offers a fresh perspective on suffering and choice.

Lately, I find myself asking, “If you knew before you were born, would you have signed up for the life you’re living? Would I have signed up for: Being an unplanned baby, called Baby X Not being able to see my birth mother’s face from birth until reunion at 47 years old Feeling ill at ease in any family or

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Parents Can Bypass Shame When Explaining Adoption Relinquishment

This photo of a child with a deer illustrates the world of the adopted and fostered child. Parents struggle big time to enter their child’s world when explaining relinquishment. Sherrie teaches how to communicate love vs. shame.

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