Three months since forever!

It’s been three months since I walked into a cold, silent orphanage and walked out holding my new daughter. It’s been wild and wonderful. It’s been heartbreaking. It’s been healing. It’s been exhausting, emotionally. It’s been humbling. It’s been a front row seat to God’s miracles. We love you so, little Ro. Thank you for…

Slow down

Today I was cleaning out a closet in my son’s room to make a space for another kiddo. This room my two “middle” boys shared when we first moved here nine years ago, and I was unprepared for the time capsule that was their former closet. It’s been a baby room, a playroom and a…

Doing what we can

You know you can’t save them all, right? We know. We are just doing what we can. You know your kids may grow up resenting that you did this, right? We know. We are all just doing what we can. You know that child’s parents will get them back and they will forget you even…

Nothing crazy

When we decided to adopt in 2014, I never in a million years imagined that it would be as complicated and messy as it has been for us. In my whinier moments I lament that I know no one who has been qualified that has had the door shut in their faces as many times…

A home for every heart.

I made my Monday morning rounds with Pennsylvania social workers… left a voicemail I knew would be ignored and sent an email that I knew also would be ignored to see if there was any forward momentum with our application to adopt this 17 year old. To recap, I sent our first inquiry on 1/13….

Ill advised

In the world of adoption, there are a few choices that are ill advised. One being adding children too quickly, picking up with another adoption when you have barely finished another. I really believed I would adhere to this, so boldly told my husband that it was nice to be home and finished with the…

The day you turned two…

Dear Rosie, When we celebrate our other children’s birthdays, we are able to tell them about the day they were born. We can tell them about the look of wonder in their eyes when they first opened them and saw that there was a whole new world earth-side, we can tell them about the first…