Category Archives: adoption

adopting out of foster care???

I received an email chock full of great question about adopting out of foster care. I thought I would post my responses since Adam and I had similar questions when we first switched gears from our Colombian adventure to US … Continue reading

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adoption decisions

I was reading a blog recently where an adoptive mom of eight just announced another adoption of two.  There has been some backlash from her circle of influence. She feels the questioning and finger pointing already beginning. And I take … Continue reading

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beautiful faces, finally!

The adoption of our beautiful foster children is finally complete. And now…..a few of our favorite pics from 2011, faces and all. :) Birthdays Easter Hiking And Just Plain Ole Fun

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most uncool update ever

I don’t have any fun pictures. I don’t have anything very clever to say. I just feel like a big loser (and not in a good way) for not posting for so long. What has happened to me? I would … Continue reading

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jolly little ninos, 2010

Merry Christmas from our Seven Shining Stars. Can’t wait to show the Littles’ faces…

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over a month now

It is actually approaching six weeks (on Friday) since we picked up the new kiddos. WOW! It kind of feels like business as usual around here now. The exhaustion and emotion subsided long ago. It’s really really good. Working with … Continue reading

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the mommy way

We have had the Littles for over two weeks now. I just posted pictures on the family blog. You cannot see the new kids’ faces, but you can at least get an idea of how awesome they are. :) We … Continue reading

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day seven update

Our initial growing pains seem to be subsiding. Thank goodness. I haven’t cried since Monday…that’s a very good sign. I know we will have more in the future, but the new children are blending into our routines very well–better than … Continue reading

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day two update

Better than expected! Only two meltdowns so far (from the same child). Since we have done this before we are hoping the honeymoon phase is over quickly so that we can get down to business, and move on. :) CLOTHES … Continue reading

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checking it all off

A big thank you to my sister and friends for rallying today. 1. Girls’ bedroom–check 2. Boys’ bedroom–check 3. Costumes–almost check…need to buy one costume 4. Boys’ clothes–check…realizing that I don’t have as many size XS as I thought Beds … Continue reading

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