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Infant Bonding in Adoption

This month’s Thriving Family Magazine features a pull-out from one of my articles. Here is the full article:   Bonding with an Adopted Newborn By Cindy Rasmussen I was there when she was born. I jockeyed around the other family members, trying to get a glimpse of her. What would she look like? Would it be love at first sight? What ... Read More »

Resolve to Know More…101 Ways to Have a Baby

Resolve to Know More…101 Ways to Have a Baby

“This is our oldest son, Joey, I gave birth to him…” I begin to introduce my children to the curious lady at the check-out lane.  She furrows her eyebrows as if this is an oxymoron.  “This is Josh and Johnny, they joined our family through adoption.  They were born in Ukraine, they’re the same age but not biological brothers.  We brought them ... Read More »

Welcome to my New Website!

“What do you write about?”  people ask. “I write about becoming a mom and being a mom.” I answer.  I want to give hope and compassion to those who are struggling with infertility and loss, but I also want to provide light-hearted encouragement to those who are now moms.  I have decided to combine my two blogs (Barren to Bonkers! ... Read More »

Faith-Based Infertility Support Group

I will be teaching a workshop on Faith-Based Infertility at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 9am-12pm. If you or someone you know would benefit from some HOPE then pass this along! Faith, Fertility, and Family Building Infertility Support Group -Cindy Rasmussen www.cindy-rasmussen.com       Read More »

National Adoption Awareness Month: A Sweet Story

National Adoption Awareness Month: A Sweet Story

As part of National Adoption Awareness month the Today Show has been highlighting adoption stories. Read this sweet story of a couple from the Netherlands that adopts from the U.S.: Dutch Family Adopts Daughter from America -Cindy Read More »

“The CYCLE: Living the Taboo Forum”

“The CYCLE: Living the Taboo Forum”

This is what the public needs to know about. This is what needs to be presented in the media to give the facts about infertility and those who suffer from it. You have to check this documentary that is being made by Irina Vodar. We all love to hear about the infertility stories that end with the mother holding her ... Read More »

The Launch

14 years.  That’s how long I’ve been a stay-at-home mom.  Today I send my youngest(s) to kindergarten,  it’s a big day!  A lot of transitions this fall, a lot of new beginnings.  Joey starts high school, Josh and Johnny start middle school, Lexi is going into 4th grade, Cassie and Callie start kindergarten and I start…what?  A new chapter of ... Read More »

Financial Fridays: 2nd Mortgage

Has anyone taken out a second mortgage to finance their infertility treamtmetns or adoption? What do you think about doing that? On one hand it is the only way some couples can find the money to go forward, on the other hand if it does not work what a heartbreaking situation to be in. -Cindy Read More »

Miracle Monday: What Prospects do I Have?

I found this verse in Job the other day: “What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient? Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze? Do I have power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?” (Job 6:11, NIV) Do you feel like that ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Adoption Loss

You’ve gotten the call. A birth mom has picked YOU! She met with you and your husband and she wants you to be her daughter’s adoptive parents. You can hardly believe it. You will be a mother after all. You’re aware of the risks but truly believe this will work out. You go shopping, register for baby gifts, you set up ... Read More »