Author Archives: Brandyn Sparks

Our Adoption Journey

Our journey to adoption started as most others; we just wanted to have children. We have been blessed to know all 3 of our children from the earliest days in their lives.  It never mattered to us who was adopted and who was biological; they are simply ours. We are watching them all grow (too […]

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Feeling Hopeful

“After we walked out of the doors from having our initial meeting with the Social Worker at AO, we felt a feeling of hope which no one else had been able to offer us before. A hope of having a family.  Five years after that initial meeting, we received a call that changed our lives. […]

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A Letter from a Birthmother to her Birthson

How do you ever start a letter like this? Hello, hi, dear, to? I chose to start mine with, how amazing are your moms? I can still remember the day I met your moms, simple pure honest and genuine love, that’s what they brought into the room. I was the one who was honored to […]

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Adoptee Workshops

W.I.S.E Up workshops give children in grades 1 -5 and their parents the techniques to handle comments and questions about adoption.  This program gives children the power to choose how to talk about adoption with others.  During these workshops, parents and children will work in two separate groups and then come together at the end […]

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Birthmother Group

Adoption Options is pleased to offer a birthmother group. This group will offer birthmothers a place to come and meet other birthmothers; provide one another with peer counselling, support, encouragement and friendship.  All meetings will be held at Adoption Options, 1313 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. The next meeting will be on Sunday May 28th, 2017 from […]

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Circle of Security

Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children […]

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That’s Me

A Birthmother’s Poem The warmth you feel from the sunshine on a summer’s day; That’s me…giving you a hug.

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Dear Lori, My Daughter

Dear Lori, It is so hard for me to start this letter. Maybe I should say how hard it is for me to finish it instead because I have started at least fifty times. I do want you to understand and remember that every decision I’ve made concerning you was made out of love. It […]

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From a Birthmother

The Language of Friendship is not Words but Meaning. Just knowing your thoughts were with me, just knowing you were there if I called and you cared about how I am doing, made me feel special and helped me through many a difficult time. Thank you for everything you have done and the time you […]

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Note from a Birthmother

I would have made a very different choice if you weren’t there to help me find the perfect parents for my perfect little girl.

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