Book to read

Wow, I just finished reading this book. Although American, I feel as though I am not alone. Some great reading, I highly recommend it. To think there are other Birth mums just like me!!!!!!

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Birthmother Support Group, Brisbane South, Australia

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Lions Sports, 2 Pannikin St., Rochedale South Q 4123

7pm-9pm

Mystery Guest Speaker on the Night

Tea and Coffee Supplied

Come for time out with like minded people and not be judged.

See Link below

https://www.facebook.com/events/1855254174697637/

 

I Don’t Know

This week i had a little taste of what it would feel like as an adoptee. I visited the skin specialist this week and he asked me some family health care questions that i couldn’t answer relating to my mother and father. Very frustrating as they haven’t talked to me for 2 years. I can only imagine what it would be like coping for years and years not knowing.

My Purpose Statement

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I hereby declare before myself and the world that my primary purpose in life is to become a public speaker  for those who have been touched by Adoption or Fostering. I also promise to be a captivating inspiration for Teenagers when I get to talk to them about the importance of Sex education and how they can play a role in lowering the rate of Teenage mums in Australia and possibly worldwide.

Your Values Drive Your Purpose – Dr. John F. Demartini

Ebook being Proof read

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So excited. Today i put the finishing touches to my eBook and i have sent it to be proofread by a Freelance Proofreader Emily Bloem. Just before i sent my story into cyberspace i started to shake and cry, this has been years in the making, truly years. When i was in my 20’s i did a Tafe book writing course to no avail. I have tried many times to hand write my journey and to now see it all come together is truly a blessing for i am grateful.

I can’t believe it. A secrete that i kept for so long and i am now about to share it with the world. I can’t tell you how healing that is. How amazing i feel. How empowered i have become. 

I am truly getting closer to living my purpose. Happy Days my friends. Happy Days.

 

Benjamin J Harvey – Live Your Love

I am so excited to be working with Benjamin J. Harvey to help my dream of getting out and meeting everyone touched by adoption and Fostering and getting into the Highschools in Australia and speaking about the importance of sex education to young Teens with the vision of lowering the numbers of Teen mums….. I truly believe this is my purpose in life. I have a vision and i can’t wait to share it with you.

The greatest Gift

Adoption

The greatest gift

Dubbo Photo News 12.06.2013

By Alexandria Kelly

 

More than 32 years later, and with a thousand kilometres separating them, Natasha Wheatland is still the apple of her mother’s eye.

Her mother is Sandra Sense who fondly remembers bouncing baby Natasha on her knee, her first day of school and sharing her wedding day. But the memory she holds closest is the first day she met Natasha. Dressed in a marked white top at just six weeks old, Natasha was the baby that Sandra and her husband Bruce had been waiting to adopt for five years.

“It was incredible”, Sandra shared with Dubbo Photo News this week. “We put her in an outfit we’d bought for her and she just looked like a little angle – the bonding was instant.

Growing up, Natasha always knew she was adopted – Sandra and Bruce opted for an honest and open relationship on the subject – and part of that was using the available support groups to prepare Natasha for getting in touch with her birth parents.

“Natasha’s birth mother gave us a gift, and I always wanted to thank her for that, “Sandra said.

Thanks to a very unique set of circumstances, in 1998 Sandra got to do just that. It took just four hours from the time Natasha found her birth mother’s name to their first conversation.

Fifteen years later Natasha has a lovely relationship with her birth mother and Sandra has made a life-long friend.

Sandra will be sharing her story as a guest speaker at the Benevolent  Society’s Adoption Connections Meeting on Wednesday June 19, at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, commencing at 6pm.

With one in four Australians involved in adoption, the meeting aims to  bring together adoptees, parents and any other family who have been affected in a supportive environment, with the opportunity to meet others in the same situation.

If you’re interested in attending you can contact Natalia on 1300 659 814 to RSVP

Benevolent Organisation Post Adoption Support

This is an awesome way of getting Post Adoption Support with the Benevolent Organisation

Main page:

http://www.benevolent.org.au/connect/post–adoption–support/

 

If you scroll down to “Stay up to date” you can click on both Sign Up links to get the newsletters (Branching Out in NSW) – regardless of where you live!

 

Adoption information sheets:

PARC has a series of around 30 information sheets/brochures that can be downloaded from the website.

 

http://www.benevolent.org.au/think/community–education

 

 

The main phone number for Post Adoption Support in Brisbane is : 07 3170 4600

And the email is: pasq@benevolent.org.au