Adoption is a topic that is dear to my heart. Even though our adoption has been finalized I still keep up to date on trends and important topics in the world of adoption. Our lives have forever been changed through the adoption process. Our adoption story starting with a few days before placement until the present time is recorded on this blog.

Thankfulness Day 23- Adoption

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

happy_elvesAdoption is when a child grew in its mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.  ~Author Unknown

Today I am thankful for adoption. Without adoption we would not have the family that we have. My little girl would not be in my life. (more…)

Thankfulness Day 3- Madilyn

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

madirope“From the moment they placed you in our arms, you snuggled right into our hearts.” – Unknown

Today I am thankful for Madilyn. She is my five year old wonder child that never stops talking and has a smile that just won’t quit. (more…)

National Adoption Month

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

1019703_urban_handsDid you know that November is National Adoption Month?  I will be honest I really did not know anything about it until after we became involved with foster care and adoption. (more…)

“I’ll take anyone”

Friday, October 25th, 2013

man_woman_heart_3Recently Davion Navar Henry Only made a plea for a family. “I’ll take anyone,” Davion said. “Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.”   (more…)

5 Questions not to ask Adoptive Parents

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

hand-in-handI am sometimes amazed at the blunt questions people will ask when it comes to adoption. Sometimes I know I must have a look on my face that says, “You did not just ask that.” (more…)

Did they bond?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

1st photo together. July 2, 2008

Every once in a while people will ask me if my children had a bond right away or did we have to work on getting them to bond. (more…)

My Thoughts on Baby Veronica

Thursday, September 26th, 2013


Most everyone has heard of the “Baby Veronica” adoption case. This is a case involving an adoption that is being challenged by a biological father who has ties to the Indian Nation. (more…)

Adoption and love- FTB

Monday, September 16th, 2013

man_woman_heart_3Throughout our adoption journey we had people warn us in very concerned tones that we could never love an adopted child like our own. People told us that it just would not be the same, and that we should be prepared to not feel the same for an adopted child as we did for our biological child. (more…)

Who picked me up?

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

C_M2The other night at dinner we were having a normal conversation when Madilyn once again asked me, “did I grow in your tummy like Caleb.” (more…)

Would I do it again?

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

I often get asked if I would adopt again, and the answer is YES. I would love to adopt another child. However, the cost of adoption is so great I just don’t know if it is possible. (more…)