A miracle made for me

  In the adoption community, particularly the special needs adoption community, there is often a handful of people who encourage families to step out in faith and God will provide every cent of their adoption funding. Quite frankly, I’ve always thought they were idiots. When we started Rosie’s adoption we had about $8000 saved to…

Before it killed Him…

A few years ago, an agency working in Ethiopia as the country’s adoption program was slowing, and rumors were flying that a closing was on the horizon told me that they had an “in” in the orphanages, they worked directly with the priests locating the children and had access to kids that other agencies didn’t….

They can’t do that…

Since announcing that we are raising funds yet again to return to adopt (yet again) from Eastern Europe, I’ve heard through the grapevine a lot of reasons some have decided that we can’t handle doing it again. I’ve also heard it directly and I find myself mouth hanging open with no words coming out because…

Disbelief

A recurring theme in our medical experiences is that professionals either know about the conditions in Eastern Europe or they don’t. If they do, we discuss how they’ve broken my baby bird. If they don’t, we are met with disbelief. I mean anyone would want to not believe what happens there, but instead they don’t…

What adoption needs to be.

I was interviewed for a few publications for adoption awareness month in November. By the time I spoke with the third author it was apparent that my adoption story is not what most wanted to hear. They were hoping for a story about a fresh from the womb baby saved from their birth mother and…

We found ourselves in a crowded room at a DSS 90 minutes from home, against all of my desires. Did I want to parent this child? Yes, I did. Did I also want to run from what felt really big and hard? Yes. I surely did. In fact, I had tried to. I had said…

Every day is mother’s day.

I had a few wishes for mother’s day… -clear skies so we could head to my favorite park, after grabbing lunch at my favorite falafel place -delivery of the outdoor dining set I ordered earlier that week so we could eat dinner outside, still hoping to speak clear skies into existence -to *maybe* have our…