Author Archives: rachel

five simple ways to support host families

Many of my friends and family know someone hosting an “orphan” or two or six the next few weeks. Most of them are so supportive and excited, but they may not know exactly what to say or do to show … Continue reading

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movement

You know how God moves through your life imperceptibly most days? I mean, you know he’s there, but don’t give much thought to his soft, graceful movements as they gently course correct you along your daily path.¬†Yeah, me too! Even … Continue reading

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5 reasons your teen isn’t like other teens…

For family and friends of kids with attachment issues. We know you want to understand. We know you want to be supportive. You want to get it! Articles like this help with the how, not just with the why. 5 … Continue reading

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and so it begins

We’re doing it again. Adoption that is. Yay! China. Two kiddos. So excited. More info to come. Official Application Date was April 22, 2016.

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what if

I wanted to try and have another baby. I mean, is that really so bad? Shutting the door makes so much sense. For so many reasons. And yet, I can’t stop thinking about it. All. The. Time.

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another turn on the merry-go-round

December 15th, 2014. Yep, that’s the day. The day we are going to try for another baby! We have two frozen embryos left and we have no idea if there are any genetic issues with either. Out of the last … Continue reading

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where did the year go?

I just looked up today and Hannah is nine months old. What?!? My oldest Colombian is turning fourteen this summer. Seriously??? I just became a mom six years ago. How is this all possible? I have cataloged so many posts … Continue reading

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so close

Hannah is super close to coming home. She passed her car seat challenge, feeding tube test, hearing test, and she’s had no apnea while resting for over a week. We have her one week doctor check scheduled, her next ROP … Continue reading

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when does hannah get to come home?

There are two major hurdles left that Hannah still has to clear before coming home. First, she has to be Apnea free for a certain amount of time. Although her episodes are rare, they still happen. She just had one … Continue reading

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what does hannah eat?

Several people have asked about Hannah’s food and breastfeeding. For those who aren’t familiar with NICU transitions, here’s the skinny: When Hannah was first born she was only given nutrients through the IV…that went on for a few days. As … Continue reading

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