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Pregnant Again, for the First Time - Jaime Robinson

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Wednesday, July 08, 2015

by Jaime Robinson

My heart was racing and my hands were sweaty as I entered the OB office this past March. I noticed that my normally calm husband was fidgeting in his seat next to me as he grabbed my hand and we started answering the nurse’s questions and she typed them into her computer. 

The nurse was extremely kind and very down to earth as she ran through her list of questions while logging in our medical histories. I was getting more and more anxious as the questions kept coming, dreading the one I knew she was going to ask. 

And before I knew it, she asked it. “Is this your first pregnancy?” 


Student Scholars Reflections - Learning About Adoption

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Read reflections from some of our most recent participants in the Student Scholars Program - a program that gives college students a better understanding of adoption and foster care issues.

We’re Two Months Away: Be There on “Opening Day”!

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Let’s Gather Together to Celebrate Ohio’s New Adoption Records Law

Make your hotel reservation by February 19th
to get the group rate. bit.ly/ANCgroupdrury-mar15

Exactly Where I Need to Be

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Friday, August 30, 2013

Julia Gay was adopted from China by a single mother in Ohio. Julia served as college intern for Adoption Network Cleveland in the summer of 2013. She shares a powerful dramatic monologue of her story here ...


23 Days

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Adoptive mom -- and Marine mom -- writes about saying goodbye to her son as he heads back to Japan until May 2014. This time, her sentiments have a more positive spin ...

It's Time to Reflect

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

During the course of planning activities for our 25th Anniversary year, I’ve pored through many old scrapbooks and photos … and memories …


Those Darn Goodbyes

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This is a follow-up to my post in December, when my son was knee-deep in boot camp. Those days were among the hardest times of separation because there was no way to look in his baby blues or have a conversation... Now, we are six months into this journey as a Marine family. We’ve had many more meaningful hellos and goodbyes as he took each new step in his training.

Questions from A Birthmother to Birthfathers

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A note from the editor: Jeanne Hood wrote this article for our newsletter several years ago. We’re hoping it’ll spark a conversation, via this blog. Join in and let us hear your voice!
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Letter to Executive Director Betsie Norris

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Friday, February 03, 2012

Adult adoptee shares her appreciation for our ongoing series: Adoptee Journeys.

My Own Christmas Box

posted by Linda Schellentrager on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This holiday season has been a challenging one and it has brought forward feelings that I’ve never had before … and has brought to the surface some feelings that have been long locked in a box.
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