I hate it when people tell us we're saints or we're doing great things. We're just living life. But, we don't often talk about the sacrifices required for adoption, and it's a key part of the journey.
The Sun Is Up! An Adventure in Respite Care
“The Sun is Up! It’s Time to Play.” Those are jarring words. Especially at 6 a.m. in the morning.
It’s Funny How Life Changes… and Keeps on Going
Life Changes by Thomas Rhett is one of my favorite songs right now. Three reasons: He's using a public platform to positively share about adoption. Second, that song is our life's theme song right now. Third, what other country song references Uganda? Life is changing fast in our home and it just keeps on going, … Continue reading It’s Funny How Life Changes… and Keeps on Going
Seven Reflections on Foster Care and Adoption
Dear 2012 me, congratulations! You are now the parent of two blonde hair blue-eyed boys. It's July 24 -- your first gotcha day (yeah, yeah, that's a controversial phrase -- but it works for us). Today is the first day of the most thrilling, exhausting, frustrating, scary yet incredibly rewarding adventure you could ever imagine. … Continue reading Seven Reflections on Foster Care and Adoption
The Four Types of Foster Care and Adoption Supporters
Most of the foster/adoptive parents I talk to speak of the loneliness of the journey. That's why we need supporters to step up. There are four types, which one are you?