Adoption

The Post I Never Expected To Write About Adoption {Our Disrupted Adoption}

Well, it’s time I peel back the curtains a little bit and tell you about our adoption journey the past 8¬†months. I’ve hinted on more than one occasion that things were rough and there was a guest blog post I wrote on We Are That Family where I gave some cryptic details, BUT very few […]

Adoption Update & Fundraiser

You know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, we’ve come to realize that it takes a village to bring a child home through adoption. You are a piece of our village. As we are, hopefully, nearing the end of our projected wait time for our adoption, we have felt a […]

Failure to Thrive?

As I write this, I’m sitting at Panera immediately after Asher’s 9 Month well check. I’m trying to catch a few moments to myself and process after a few hard days emotionally. The latest wave to crash against me? Hearing the pediatrician mention the words “failure to thrive” in reference to Asher. I mean…have you […]

An Embassy Tale

And now, a fun story that will be written down in our adoption journal… While we were in Washington, D.C for the 2:1 Conference, our Dossier paperwork was in the same city. I knew it was there and joked about wondering if they needed me to hand-deliver it somewhere to speed up the process. A […]

Dossier…Check!

I am beyond giddy to be able to announce that we are finally DTE status. What is DTE? Dossier to Ethiopia! Our paperwork process has been a rather long one compared to some, but we are confident that God’s timing is perfect. We’ve had bumps in the road with our paperwork~sometimes it was our fault, […]

How God Used Others to Provide for Us {Adoption Update}

{Warning: This post will be long…there’s SO much to tell! Regardless of the length, I hope you read it and praise the Lord with us!} First of all, it’s still kinda foreign feeling to me that I have a 4 month old baby and we’re in the adoption process. His ways with us have really […]

My Favorite Family Portrait…

One of the pictures I didn’t share yesterday when I talked about the “My” Sight Word Book Jonah and I made together was this… Did you catch it? Look closely… Did you see those extra bodies on the right hand side? You see, even though our family TECHNICALLY looks like this (atleast for the next […]

Treasures For You…

Since I’ve been posting about Jonah’s Pirate Birthday Party, it’s only natural that I share a few hidden treasures with you! Trust me, we’ll be back to the the last of the Pirate Party details soon… Treasure #1:¬† I posted over at The MOB Society about the Hidden Treasure we’ve found over the past 10 […]

Yearning

It’s funny to me how you can miss someone so much that you haven’t even met yet. In these days leading up to little brother’s birth, I find myself yearning for ALL of my babies to be home. Not just little brother growing within, but also little sister from afar. It’s somewhat strange to be […]

Adoption FAQ #5: Boy or Girl?

We really struggled with this decision. I mean REALLY struggled. We originally said we were open to either gender. How could we choose? It felt like if we were to pick a gender, we were taking control of things instead of letting God work…and as we’ve already established, God is in charge of building this […]