Lori Holden, M.A., writes regularly at LavenderLuz.com about parenting and living mindfully. She is the author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, written with her daughter's birth mom for people involved in international, foster, domestic adoptions or third-party reproduction. She and her husband live in Denver, where they are raising a teen daughter and a teen son.