Category Archives: Adoption

Adoption Update: Oh for the Love of Paperwork

Adoption is not for the faint hearted. Just to be approved to adopt takes a lot of time, money and endurance. Lots of research has gone into simply searching for an agency, and finding one that will accept waiting families. … Continue reading

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A Birthday Letter to My Son

Happy Birthday, my precious Gavin! I can’t believe you turned two today. Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that I held you for the first time. Celebrating your birthday floods my heart with the memories leading up to the day … Continue reading

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Just a Little Adoption Update

It’s been a few weeks since I shared an adoption update, so I thought today would be the day I would share what has happened since then. While I would love to share that we are in the middle of … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: Let the Waiting Begin

Well friends, it’s been three months since I shared our last adoption update. Three really incredibly busy, non-stop months with illness, Christmas, birthdays, more illness, ministry, vacation, and a crazy every day life. Finally, I am happy to share that … Continue reading

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Praying for our Waiting Adoptive Family

Recently I shared where we are at in our adoption process. This journey is long and is proving to be discouraging. I admit, I thought the second adoption would be easier than the first. I thought we would just be updating our … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: Application Process

Many people are always asking my husband and I about where we are at in our adoption process. Finding an agency this time around has not been easy. In November we attended an information meeting for an agency. Currently the … Continue reading

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365 Days of Blessings: Day 69 & 70

Day 69 (Sunday) Today we were blessed with our first snowfall that covered the ground. It was a beautiful sight to drive into our subdivision tonight with its unplowed streets, snow-capped trees and Christmas lights on the houses. Day 70 … Continue reading

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365 Days of Blessings – Day 18 (Blessed Even When…)

When I first started the “365 Days of Blessings” at the beginning of this month, I had said that there are times that it is difficult to be thankful. And it’s true that there are days I just want to … Continue reading

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My View of Open Adoption: Before and After

The term “Open Adoption” can be a scary phrase for hopeful adoptive parents. It brings a lot of questions to mind. It can bring a little (or a lot of) fear – the fear of the unknown. That’s how my … Continue reading

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Adoption: The Final Call

Friday, April 27, 2012. A special date marked in history for our family. This was THE day we had anticipated, anxiously waiting.  At 7 pm it would officially be 72 hours since Gavin was born and the birth parents were … Continue reading

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