“I really thought that when our home study was complete, we were on our way to building our family, that our baby would come, and he would be ours. The adoption would simply be the vehicle used to get him to us. That is what I thought. I suppose it is a glorified, naivety about […]
One way we involve our son’s birth families is through video chat. This must be one of the best ways to keep in touch with people we can’t physically be with during the holidays. Click on link below for the full story. https://adoption.com/birth-families-holiday-long-distance
When I started my journey into adoption, I feared open adoption. I was lost, confused and had a poor interpretation of what an open adoption was. Needless to say, it never crossed my mind that my family would grow by more than just the child we were adopting. That all changed once we were matched […]
A goal as his parents, and any future children via adoption, is that they would know how beautiful adoption is, how deeply wanted they are, and how unique their story is in the most amazing ways. But also that they don’t live their entire life feeling like their entire identity is “adopted.” They are so […]
“Dearest Friends, You are brave. You are changing lives. You are brave to choose to love big at the expense of your heart and comfort. You are courageous. And though it is hard to see, you are changing lives. The kids’ lives entrusted to you, yes. But also your family’s, your friends’, mine. While you […]
Remember foster care and adoptive children during the Holiday Season for this is a crucial time for them. Share the spirit and love of Christmas with these children during this anxious time. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-john-degarmo/why-children-cry-at-chris_b_13334916.html
http://www.theet.com/news/free/foster-care-a-fostering-ministry/article_a16854a3-7064-549a-be37-0991313d754e.html This article about a group of families from Cabell county, West Virginia really proves that it always does “take a village”.
http://www.montgomery-herald.com/news/foster-care-west-virginia-s-growing-concern/article_26f0b288-bc31-11e6-8a7b-03bda1d1cc1c.html West Virginia’s number of children in the foster care system is at a five year high and the numbers continue to grow.
http://www.scarymommy.com/i-get-too-attached-to-my-foster-children-and-it-is-my-greatest-honor/?utm_source=FB A heartfelt story of a mother telling her experiences in foster care and how it has affected her life. Worth the read!