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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 “Must Have” List for Baby

Preparing for the arrival of a baby can be overwhelming. So much needs to be done, so much needs to be bought. If it’s your first one, you need to register for the baby and it’s hard to know where … Continue reading

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Adoption: Waiting for Baby

A year ago today, my husband and I anxiously waited for a phone call from our caseworker, waiting to hear that we could go to the hospital to await the arrival of our soon to be son. The Friday before … Continue reading

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When Adoption Isn’t Easy…

There is nothing easy about adopting. Contrary to what some may think, it’s not an easy way out for the birthmom.  The decision to place her child for adoption was one made out of love and comes with much sacrifice. … Continue reading

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Adoption: Choosing a Baby Name

Farid and I had seven short weeks to prepare for the arrival of our little boy.  Seven weeks to choose a name.  Seven weeks to AGREE on a name. But there was one more hitch. The birthparents wanted to be … Continue reading

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Adoption: Meet the Parents!

“Although we have never met, we feel like you already have a special place in our hearts! We often think about you and ask ourselves, ‘What does she look lie? I wonder what her personality is like. What are her … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings

Blessings come in all different shapes and sizes. Some blessings are so big, so grand, it’s hard to miss them.  These are the ones we most celebrate, the blessings that get the most attention. While focusing on the big blessing, … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Call

Have you ever waited for something (or for someone) for so long that you thought it would never come? If you have adopted, or know of someone who has, you know that there’s a lot of waiting.  Oh, there’s the … Continue reading

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