All About Our Adoptions

All About Our Adoptions

This category encompasses all the ins and outs of adoption. We have adopted internationally from Ethiopia. Also, we have adopted from the foster care system. Finally, we have done an intra-family adoption.


I have also written about the different types that are related to open, semi-open, and closed.  These are things that one should make note of before adopting.  You need to know what you will be open to in regard to this subject.

Please Realize

Adoption is an amazing gift.  I am always open to bringing children into our home.  In my greatest joy, of bringing in a new child, I am walking into the darkest chapter of their life.

That realization is not lost on me.  Please respect that aspect.

Mantra: September 9, 2011

Therapist Mantra: September 9 2011.  My therapist always told me (yes, I was therapized in my life) that I’m like a mother hen, I get my wings spread out and I gather all my little chicks under me to keep them safe.  I don’t like the unknown, I don’t like change, and I certainly don’t …

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Details of our Son: November 3, 2010

Details of our Son: November 3, 2010.  After a whirlwind day, yesterday…today promised to be another day of great happenings!  The views of Ethiopia from our van was humbling, sad, glorious and beautiful….all at the same time. So many heartbreaking scenes, yet so much beauty. The women were modest, in their dress, and their eyes …

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What Dreams are Made Of: October 30, 2010

What Dreams are Made Of: October 30, 2010.  Today was the day…the day that dreams are made of.  The day that I’ve held in my heart since I was a child.  The day that we meet our son. WOW!  We all met in the restaurant, upstairs and ate breakfast (they do make fabulous omelets).  The …

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Not for the Faint of Heart: July 14, 2010

Not for the Faint of Heart: July 14, 2010.  I must caution all of those in the process of adoption or considering adoption. It isn’t for the faint-hearted. There are things that you just can and can not do. One, of which, is put your life on hold for your precious little one. Things that …

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Heavy Heart: May 7, 2010

Heavy Heart: May 7, 2010.  Today, as I’m looking through blogs on families who have had their “gotcha” days…my heart just aches. I’m so thankful to God for uniting these families and giving His precious children to their forever homes. I sit and think “when will I meet *my* son”? Love I love him, so …

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Well: April 30, 2010

Well: April 30, 2010.  I realized that I haven’t posted much, lately………not much to post. I’ve had to resend my financials for the 4th (hopefully final) time, I’m waiting on my passports because I have to send in a color copy of each. My home study agency had to resend my neglect forms to Frankfort….in …

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God’s Sense of Humor: April 7, 2010

God’s Sense of Humor: April 7, 2010.  I’ve trying to send off this blasted dossier for a week or so and every time I think I’m ready to mail it off, something happens…vomit, mistakes in emails, someone not answering their phones (health insurance people), being on the phone for hours waiting for a live person …

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