About Heidi Hess Saxton

It wasn’t until I became a mother — a foster mother, to be precise — that I realized just how difficult motherhood can be. All of a sudden, all my ‘Mommy Monsters’ came out to play, full force. There were these tiny creatures pushing in on me at all hours of the day and night. There was no time to sleep, or eat, or shower … or do any of the other things I had done the first forty years of my life without a second thought.

Fifteen years later, as we celebrate the birthday of my picture-adverse son, I look back and wonder where all the time went. You hear that a lot from parents of teenagers, I know … but it is true all the same. Here is what we look like now!

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(Yes, Chris is still hiding. Probably off somewhere with his girlfriend.)

Since I started this blog nine years ago, I’ve been balancing work and home life, currently acquiring books for Ave Maria Press and promoting two of my own, Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta and Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

I’d like to write a book of encouragement for other adoptive and foster parents, as well as those thinking about making the trip. My other blog, “A Mother on the Road Less Traveled,” is where I write about this subject most often. If you’d like to get in touch with me, to talk about your experiences, you can reach me by sending a comment or question to me at Heidi(dot)hess(dot)saxton(at)gmail(dot)com. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “About Heidi Hess Saxton

  1. Hi. We have a lot in common, so I was naturally drawn to you. I am a Catholic convert (2000), an adoptive mom of three foster children and a writer at heart. In fact, I first read your blog after reading your article on Catholic Exchange about the “dark side” of adoption. I’m so glad someone finally spoke the truth–not that adoption doesn’t have a positive side, but my past six years as an adoptive mom have been the hardest of my life.

    Thank you for providing an outlet for those of us who face similar struggles, and joys, of motherhood.

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  2. It is so great to find this website. Kristen, I am also an adoptive mom of three foster children (sibling group), a decision that stemmed from infertility. I wish I had found this site three years ago. I felt so alone in all of my struggles and the social workers were no help at all. Praise God, our family is doing well!

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  3. I am glad to have found your blog! As a catholic adoptive parent I can relate to much of what you’ve written. My husband and I are blessed greatly. Anyway, I just tonight finished reading Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul and found it so fun and inspiring! Just thought I’d recommend it…

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  4. I am a new foster to adopt mom of a little girl – looking forward to reading the book and talking to other foster/adopt moms-

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  5. Thank you, Heidi, for including my blog on your Special Needs blogroll. I’m glad you had a chance to “meet” us. I’m a convert, too! My 7 year anniversary is this Easter vigil. God bless!

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  6. Hello Heidi,
    thanks for dropping by.I like site. very helpful and keep blogging..thanks for sharing your insights and knowledge to women mothers like me.
    God Bless;
    Laura
    ( Distantfeet.blogspot.)

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  7. Dear Heidi,

    We have added your blog to our listings on our website.

    Please contact me by email at your earliest discretion

    Michael (mike@Rad-online.org)

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  8. Hi,
    I am in high school and I have this project where I have to create my own Utopia. Education is very important to me because I feel it’s needed to be successful in life. So I would really appreciate it if you would give me your permission you use your picture of the school in an apple. Please e-mail me as soon as possible. Thanks!

    Christina Kirby

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  9. Hi. We have a lot in common, so I was naturally drawn to you. I am a Catholic convert (2000), an adoptive mom of three foster children and a writer at heart. In fact, I first read your blog after reading your article on Catholic Exchange about the “dark side” of adoption. I’m so glad someone finally spoke the truth–not that adoption doesn’t have a positive side, but my past six years as an adoptive mom have been the hardest of my life.
    +1

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  10. Heidi,

    Have you read “the Mystical City of God” by the mystic Mary of Agreda? It is a revelation of God’s purposes and plans for our Blessed Mother. It is a must read for those who want to know the full truth about Mary. The book was instrumental in the declaration of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception.

    God Bless,

    Victoria

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  11. Hi Heidi,

    Lovely blog!

    Just thought you and your friends here might be interested in this new beautiful catechism for children, written, designed, produced and published at the highest standards in Ireland.
    A German translation is also available and the Spanish one is due to be published soon…

    For more details, please visit our website:
    http://www.clonmacnoispress.com

    God bless,
    Monica

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  12. Hello, I have a quick question for you about your site. If you could please get back to me at your earliest convenience I would greatly appreciate it. Have a great day!

    Thanks,
    Dan Gilbert
    Marketing Support Coordinator
    Primrose Schools

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  13. Hello Heidi,

    I am one of three women in our church starting a women’s bible study – St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Carlsbad CA. We would like to use the image of Christ with the Women of Jerusalem shown on your website.

    We want to put the image on little cards to help promote our study – along with information about our new “Daughters of Jerusalem” bible study. I did go to the website mentioned to see other pictures by artist Daniel O’Connell. I am not sure how to get permission to use this picture of if we need permission. Can you please let me know how you did that.?

    I need a response quickly please because we have a church ministry fair coming up in 1 1/2 weeks where we would like to hand out the cards.

    Thank you very much.

    Paula Gallagher

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  14. My new book called “Separated Lives” is a true story about the adoption of a baby boy. Years later I take him on a fascinating but uncertain journey to search for his birth parents. It is available from Dorrance Publishing (in Pittsburgh, PA) http://www.DorranceBookstore.com, Barnes & Noble barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com

    Author: Lynn Assimacopoulos

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