5 things NOT to say to a family who wanted to adopt a child, but didn’t

  So if you have followed my blog for any length of time, you may know that for years we have tried to adopt a child.  My husband and I have 3 healthy, wonderful, wild biological children, but I have always, always wanted to adopt.  It was 11 years ago when our middle kiddo was […]

And then there was the time a girl pushed my son right off the playground equipment….

  So I can’t get this story out of my mind. And usually that means until I blog about it, it’s going to sit there….. bugging me like a strand of gray hair or a picture on my wall that I noticed is hung too high.  You understand. And so I write. And I hope […]

The latest on our adoption process

  I get so many sweet emails from so many of you wondering where is our adoption process is at?  You guys are the absolute best, do you know that?  Big hugs from me to you! I can’t believe that I have blogged for 3 1/2 years about this …..and still nothing.  There is a […]

Our adoption journey: The day God didn’t show up

(picture from 2 years ago) As many of you know, my husband and I began the process of trying to adopt another girl for our family almost 3 years ago.  We could have had another biological child, but adoption has always been on our heart. We started out going the traditional route of trying to […]

Adoption Update: The kids we just said “no” to….

I got what could have been “the call” last week.  I have heard other adoptive families talk about “the call” so fondly and my heart has longed to be able to type those words.   It was a normal day.  I sat down to my computer to check emails.  I receive emails daily from “The […]

We finally have a tiny bit of news: Our Adoption Update

Hey friends….I am blogging today to give you an update on our adoption process. If you follow my blog, you will know the 30 second story is that our family felt led to start the adoption process 2.5 years ago.  We felt called to adopt from the US….which meant selecting a local agency and waiting […]

Worst possible time to adopt from the foster care system? ~ Our adoption update

I have decided we are trying to adopt from the foster care system in perhaps the worst.possible.time.ever. It makes me giggle actually. It’s like a bad sitcom. While we were on our summer vacation to paradise this summer, we found out our social worker quit. Well maybe she didn’t quit….but she moved positions.  It felt like […]

The day I quit our adoption process

  (photo compliments of the talented Aimee Decker at Radiant Photography) Last week I had a rough day.  I looked one of my BFFs in the face over dinner and I told her I was done….. I want to quit our adoption process.  Its been 2 years THIS MONTH since we began this journey.  What […]

Our latest adoption update – are we fostering or what?

So many of you sweet blog followers email me and ask about our adoption journey. The fact that total strangers even care about our adoption journey just blesses my socks off.  Thank you. Well, we continue to just take this longgggggggggggggg process one day at a time. We started this adoption journey 2 years ago next […]

Our first appointment with foster care— and Ava was a cow

So a social worker from Jackson County came to visit our home this week. This was literally the first step in our foster-to-adopt process.  We do not live in Jackson County, but are choosing to get certified in that county as they have more kids in foster care than any other county in Kansas City. […]