We’ve noticed that not every waiting family keeps or maintains these journal pages on their online profiles. And that’s ok (we’re not trying to judge other families!), it’s definitely weird to be writing when you don’t know if anyone ever stops by to read your posts! However, when we started with Heart of Adoptions, we decided to make an effort with these posts because a) it helps us feel productive while we wait, and b) we wanted to show our commitment to the idea of regular updates. In our adoption training, we heard firsthand from a group of birth mothers about how important updates and photos are to them, especially in the first months and years after an adoption. We were moved by their honest and raw stories, and we recognize the healing importance of post-placement updates (if they are wanted, of course). We do not take that commitment lightly, especially if something as simple as words and images can bring comfort and reassurance to another person’s heart. We *want* to share photos and updates with our child’s birth mother/family, and look forward to the day when we have that privilege and responsibility. Until then, we’ll continue to share these little entries on our adoption profile, with the hopes that you can see our dedication to all members of our future family. This is important to us; you are important to us.