Adoption Series: Question 5 & 6


  1. What is one thing you want the world to know about your family?

Jill K.

  1. why. Because we wanted sons and this seemed the surest way to have them without having a lot of children. We have two daughters.

    B. which are real. Well we are an interracial family and so it is obvious when we are together. If not it is assumed that I am on a second marriage to a man who is of the same race as my sons. There is a big gap in between the kids. I have never been asked this.

    C. how much. We paid adoption fees to the agency for paperwork and personnel. We did not pay the orphanage for our children that would be illegal.

Ashley S.

I’m not sure that I want the whole world to know about my family. Except for this… I hope that when others look at us, they don’t see us…they just see Jesus. Most days, I feel like I fail at that, but it’s our goal.


I believe my children were meant to be my children and the fact that we had to get united in a fashion other than birth does not change that. These are my children, they are my life. I have sacrificed a lucrative career and other things for my children and would do it again in a heartbeat. I love my children more than I ever thought I could love another human being. Adoption has blessed me way more than it has blessed my children and I am honored to be their mother

  1. How do you answer the question “why, which are real, how much did they cost?”

Ashley S.

If you ask me with a humble heart, I’ll answer. I may clarify that our child didn’t cost, but the adoption did… but, I don’t mind sharing. I feel like it becomes more real and do-able when we talk about it…and, when others realize that most of us don’t just have the money stored away under the floorboard, wondering how on earth we should spend it. Here —>, I wrote about why ETHIOPIA and why we adopted.



For more information on the participants adoption stories…please visit their personal blogs.

Jill K.:

Mandy Gerrald:…/

Warren Myers:…/adoption-is-not-a-rescue-its…/

Ashley Sanders:

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