Sunday, January 10, 2016

"Adoption Talks" Link Up

I’m participating in a blog link up entitled “Adoption Talks.”  Since I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like too, this gives me an incentive. And since I'm coming to the table a bit late, I'm going to keep it short and sweet.

My name is Candace.

I’m a birth mom.  I placed my newborn son for adoption in 1990.  We were reunited when he turned 18.  He passed away 5 years later.  Here’s the link to My Story. 

I’m married to my best friend.  We have a dog, but no children.

I’m a runner and general outdoor enthusiast.  As I age I’m becoming more comfortable in my own skin and more capable of getting it to do what I want (yay).

I’m a musician.  I sing, play guitar, saxophone, banjo, bass and dabble with violin.

I’m a metal smith, working primarily in silver and other precious metals.

I have celiac disease, which has enabled me to become superb cook.  I love to eat.

I like a good inexpensive red wine, cab preferably, but I’m not too picky.


  1. Candace, thank you for sharing about you and linking up. I hope that you continue to write and share, your viewpoint is needed in the adoption community.

  2. Oh my gosh Candance, I read your story and just got chills. It is so powerful and emotional. I really appreciate you sharing your journey with us. As an adoptive mom, it is so nice to be able to hear the perspective of a first mom. I look forward to reading more from you this year.

  3. Oof and my phone changed the spelling of your name! I am sorry about that Candace!