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and then there were ten…

Twin girls. Due June 7th. Joining our crazy, awesome family. I’m 43. I love where I’m at. I love the freedom of my life. (Yes, you can have lots of freedom with a large family.) And yet, when the call … Continue reading

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when you choose to send a child back. . .

A mom (we’ll call her Natalie) contacted me a few months back. This almost-adoptive mom and I had never spoken before. When I answered the phone, she was sobbing. It took a few moments to understand who was calling and … 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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and the injections begin

Just under three weeks until we transfer a hoped for little mccracken. Step 1. birth control, check Step 2. six days of Lupron injections and start a daily dose of Dexamethasone, check Step 3. 13 days of Ganirelix injections, starting … Continue reading

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still missing…

…Gaven, desperately! 2176

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ivf…the cheap plan :)

We just paid our non-refundable deposit for IVF…August Cycle. For those considering in-vitro, or wanting to compare their plan, here is our breakdown… Deposit: $2000 Remainder: $7580 (due by Cycle Day 1) Fertility drug protocol: $3750 Fluid ultrasound: $850 Initial … Continue reading

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why IVF…why now?

After all this time? With all the children who need homes, why are we going back to square one? Why are we spending money on a procedure that we shunned six years ago; a procedure that only has a 40% … Continue reading

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that darn root…jealousy

It happened today.  I have been waiting for this moment, and it finally arrived. You know, that feeling of utter helplessness, as if time has stopped right in front of you while the world around you keeps swirling and twirling? And no matter … Continue reading

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my first winter break………

…………as a new mom of four!!! :) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOpfkzyyDCo disclaimer for video 1: I was talking to Adam on the phone, hence the narration… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0dXcRgM33Q httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0aS_GYfnxo We made it through, and we had lots of fun in the process. All I … Continue reading

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day eight–desperately seeking family

813Look at those eyes!!! Isn’t she gorgeous? Our second day together was spent looking at, signing papers for, and getting ready to move into an apartment. It was a very long day for all of, and the children kept begging … Continue reading

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