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Why THESE kids?: Adventures in Finding Our Children

“What drew you to THESE kids? Did you originally plan to adopt so many?” A friend of mine asked me recently. I had to stop and think. 1,264 more words


This Thing Called "Family"

Today my daughter had a visit with her half-brothers.  They live on the other side of the continent and their last visit was when she was just 15 months old.   745 more words


My future is adoption and it's my life calling

When I was 16 I had a picture perfect image of what my life would look life for at least the next 10 years: After I graduated high school, I would go to a large university and earn a double major in Women’s Studies and Social Work; I would start dating someone freshmen year and by senior year I would know that he is “the one.” After graduation I would work as a rape victim counselor and with the Special Victims Unit in the Twin Cities. 978 more words


It's Only Ebola: Adventures in Parenting Traumatized Children


“I have to smell you!” Carl wails from the other side of the bathroom door. “Just let me smell you! Just one time! I’m worried, Mama. 589 more words


July 23

One day can bend your life . . .” –Mitch Albom

Oh, we all know this to be true. Examples are too numerous and too varied to even begin to make an attempt to list them here. 298 more words

Foster Parenting

A Different Kind of Happiness

We accepted a foster placement.

I know, I know.  One minute I’m complaining about how ridiculously busy I am, and the next, we add a foster baby into the mix. 360 more words

My Life

Sweet moments

Earlier this week, I caught E reading a book I purchased weeks back for Shrek.  I loved seeing E’s facial expressions as he read silently through… 157 more words