Category - Foster & Adoption

The first year--2014 through 2015--was so difficult. It was a whole lot of unknown, but by the time we were a year in, we were absolutely...

Our First Year as a Family

Our First Year October 2014  Three precious foster children entered our home in October of 2014, two little boys and an infant girl. My husband and I had never had children in our 14 years of marriage and we weren’t...

I have learned that adoption connections can run deeper than blood. I have learned that a child does not have to be biologically related...

Is Adoption Right for Me?

When my husband and I began our adoption journey, I spent countless hours on the web googling “Is adoption right for me?” No one in either of our immediate families had been touched by adoption. We didn’t know of anyone...

When you find yourself in a hard situation, feeling all the things you are feeling, and you have a choice, choose love...

Close Conversations: A Tale Of Hope And Love

In my last interview, we met my son’s biological mother. We discussed her early life, her struggle with addiction, her biological children, and how she is working every day to overcome her addictions and remain healthy...

Christmas traditions aren't always picture perfect. For families of foster care or adoption, these memories can mean even more...

Our First Christmas as a Family

Let me start by saying I was never as nervous or excited about Christmas day as I was that year. My husband and I had been married 14 years at the time and had spent holidays anywhere from big family gatherings to (my...

Of course, these songs are meant to tug heartstrings—that seems to be much of the purpose anyway. I, for one, have found these songs...

Christmas Songs About Adoption

There are so many reasons to be thankful this time of year. Family, friends, gifts, good food, laughter, and a reminder that despite the world being a dark and dreary place at times, love and light can break through...

Community can be there for us during our lowest lows and our highest highs. It’s no different during the adoption process...

5 Reasons Why You Need Community

Finding Support In The Adoption And Fostering World Brene Brown says it best, “We don’t have to do it alone. We were never meant to.” Our communities are a huge part of our lives and mold and shape us every single day...