All About Our Adoptions

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 regards to this subject.

What This Does Not Encompass

This does not encompass adopting a pet or a highway or anything of that nature.  We rescue pets and we clean up highways.  In my eyes, there is a huge difference.

Special Needs

I will say that all my children born “in the heart” have special needs.  This is a huge part, that I was not necessarily prepared for.  In fact, I know I wasn’t prepared for it.

There were some needs that were evident in the beginning.  On the other hand, there were others that sprouted up over time.  We have had to adjust accordingly.

We simply keep on swimming.

Other Categories:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Single-Sided Deafness


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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Yippee: April 12, 2010

  Yippee: April 12, 2010.  My dossier was lovingly handed to my sister, who hand delivered it to our agency! Dossier is DONE DONE DONE! We applied for our passports and apparently, just in time to get the lower fee…it goes up on Friday! We got *great* news on Saturday from my sis…my boys gonna …

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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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Trying Hard: April 6, 2010

Trying Hard: April 6, 2010.  I got word that there would be some additional paperwork that needs to be notarized (blech) and sent with my dossier. It isn’t atrocious paperwork like I’ve been doing.  Still, I’m ready for this thing to be out of my hands.  It needs to be in the hands of my …

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When Your Sister Says Move: March 27, 2010

When Your Sister Says Move: March 27, 2010.  I scramble and hustle! When T Calls T called and told me that I need 2 pieces of paper notarized and county seal. I had one done and the other, well, no clue as to what the paper was for. She, graciously enough, emailed me an already …

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Reflection: March 18, 2010

  Reflection: March 18, 2010.  As I sit here, in my living room, looking out my window at this amazing day that the Lord has made…..I am thinking “what is my baby doing today?” Is he healthy, is he hungry, is he playing…who is loving on him at this moment? Does he know that his …

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