Category Archives: Adoption

Sitting here holding my boy while he rests on top of me. I soak in his smell, stare at his fingers and toes, and observe the details of his beautiful skin. Truthfully I forget that we aren’t the same color. But I remember for his sake and the things he’ll have to face someday because […]

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013. We had just received our approval letter from our adoption agency which put us on the official waiting list for a baby. Our home study was scheduled to start in January. I was in the elevator at church, making my way to the third floor chapel for Wednesday night women’s Bible […]

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As we were getting details together for C & G’s Gotcha party, one detail that I really wanted recorded were the people who were there to help us celebrate. I wanted a creative way for the kids to someday look back and see all the people who loved them and cared about them and celebrated […]

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The day after our Adoption Day court appearance, we threw an Adoption Party bash spectacular to celebrate the kids’ adoption. We’ve known from the very beginning that this was going to be a party this year. In the future, we’ll have a small celebration with just our little family of four with cupcakes, or dinner out, […]

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Back in June when we received the letter from our lawyer after they filed our adoption paperwork, telling us that our court date for finalization would be August 1st, I cried staring at that piece of paper. I don’t cry a lot. But I cried at that. I also jumped around my kitchen like a […]

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My sister in law is having a baby. She’s due in two weeks and in two weeks (or earlier, hopefully not later for her sake), she’ll head to the hospital where she will give birth to my sweet niece. I’m so excited to be an aunt and meet my niece. When she is born, they […]

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We were at the end of a very long appointment. I was tired and just wanted to leave. Aaron was holding Cason and I was holding Gracie. Both kids did great throughout the 3 hour process, but they are only 4 months old which is exhausting even when they are well-behaved. Especially after 3 hours. […]

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“Nostalgia is a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare ourselves and our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed: ‘Remember when…? Those were the days…” – Brene Brown, Daring Greatly In the first few weeks our kids were placed with us, I had […]

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A HUGE thank you thank you thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway/fundraiser to help raise money for our adoption finalization legal fees! We are so touched by the support and LOVE you have shown us. In case you missed it, don’t worry! There will be another one coming up in the next few […]

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Hi friends! Okay, so I’m reeeeeeeally excited (excited enough to add several e’s to “really”) to bring you our latest-greatest fundraiser for our adoption efforts! I wrote a post on Monday sharing the awesome news about giving our agency our final payment for our $25,000 adoption fees. (!!!) Well, we’ve been saving up for the […]

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