Posts Tagged ‘Adoption’

Things I can’t tell my Daughter

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

When Caleb was little he loved to hear the story of the day he was born. He loved looking at pictures of mommy with him still in her tummy and then pictures of mommy and daddy holding a brand new baby in their arms. He loved to hear the story of how he was our miracle baby. He loved hearing about our thoughts, expectations, almost being born on Aunt Katie’s birthday, and his grandparents traveling for hours in order to be for his arrival.  (more…)

Jigsaw Puzzle

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Our family is like a jigsaw puzzle. We are all different in our own ways, but somehow we all fit together to form a complete picture. In spite of our individual differences we somehow fit together to form a cohesive unit that is able to live, love, and work together. Not one piece of the puzzle is forced, every piece fits perfectly. (more…)

Day 19~ Adoption

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart but in it. – Fleur Conkling Heylinger

Today I am thankful for adoption. My life would not be what it is today without adoption. The process of adoption changed my life and my family. This process forced me to be patient and to wait on God’s timing. I guess I am a slow learner since I did not fully learn those lessons during our quest to have Caleb and infertility treatments. (more…)

Open Adoption

Friday, October 21st, 2011

I really wish people would quit looking at me all bug eyed when they ask me if we are in an Open Adoption (OA), and I say no. By the look on their faces you would think I had just confessed to committing a major crime. OA is an option, not a requirement to adoption. (more…)

Rudest Adoption Question

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Recently someone asked me one of the rudest question pertaining to adoption that I have ever been asked. The question was, “How much did you pay for your daughter?”   I found this question to not only be rude but also offensive.  This question made it sound like my daughter was a commodity made available for purchase and not a human being. I know that people are curious about adoption and the process but the wording of this question was very off putting.  (more…)

Raising an Adopted Child

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Many people have asked me over the course of the past 2 and a half years, “how is raising an adopted child different than raising a biological child?” During an average day in our lives David and I hardly ever think about the fact that our daughter is adopted. We do spend a lot of time thinking about  how to get her to eat her breakfast, not run in the house, and to do what she is told to do. (more…)

Thankfulness Day 20

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart but in it. – Fleur Conkling Heylinger (more…)

Thankfulness Day 3

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Little girls bring such delight with hearts so warm and smiles so bright!– Author Unknown


Buying Used Babies

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Every once in a while I hear something referring to adoption that makes my skin crawl. Recently David and I were watching the comedy “Rules of Engagement.”  Most of the time I enjoy the show and get the humor. In this particular episode one of the main characters said, “If they don’t like me for who I am then I don’t want to buy one of their used babies anyways.” This comment rubbed me the wrong way and made me angry and sad at the same time. (more…)

Is it lying?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I know that I should not be concerned about what others think about me but there is one situation that bothers me a lot, and it seems to come up often. I often feel the need to clear up any confusion because I don’t want people to get the wrong idea. (more…)