Category: Adoption

The Ups and Downs of Adoption

Prayer by Leland Francisco, Flickr

Prayer by Leland Francisco, Flickr

I feel like this picture perfectly captures the state of my heart and mind these past couple weeks.

Our adoption process is only beginning and I’m already an emotional wreck. Goodness knows what I’m going to look like 6 months from now. 😀 Don’t mind me if I have bags under my eyes and wear hats to hide my hideousness. 😉

Before we started the adoption process, I prayed a lot about our adoption, particularly about the financial aspect of it. In the past year and a half that I?ve [ READ MORE... ]

Why We’re Adopting

Adopt by Rumolay, Flickr.

Adopt by Rumolay, Flickr.

I was in high school or college when I knew that I wanted to adopt. I was old enough at that point to think beyond school years and into the future of if/when I would be married and able to have children. And this decision was largely influenced by the fact that my mother was adopted. I saw the beauty and good that came from her adoption (though we still yearn to meet her birth family) and wanted to participate in that gift of adoption.

When John and I were dating/engaged (because, really, we only [ READ MORE... ]

Garage Sale Success!

Mercy & Alayanna showing off their facepainting :)

Mercy & Alayanna showing off their facepainting 🙂

This weekend we had our *first* fundraising event for Baby M (as s/he will henceforth be known as;), and it was such a success! People from ALL over the Twin Cities donated clothing, toys, home decor, technology, antiques, baked goods and more to sell at our garage sale, and I am telling you, we had some amazing donations! A Kindle, two adult bikes in excellent shape, a guitar, an AC unit, three tables, a lush green chair/couch, a pack n play, amazing kid toys, as well as a ton of cookies, banana [ READ MORE... ]

Let the (adoption!) process begin!

Handful of Love by Nisha A. on Flickr

Handful of Love by Nisha A. on Flickr

So it?s begun. We?ve decided we?re ready for baby #3, and we couldn?t be more excited! And part of what makes us so excited is that we are going to adopt this time around! This is something we talked about before we got married, but got caught up with the craziness of life (moving back to the U.S., John getting a new job, buying a house, having a couple kids in the process, etc) that adoption was put on the back burner. It wasn?t until we became friends with a family [ READ MORE... ]