5 Adoption Steps to Get You Started…Today

These simple adoption steps can help launch your adoption journey. The truth is, the idea of pursuing adoption can be very overwhelming!  And, many people just don’t know what adoption steps they need to take. Some prospective adoptive parents give up before they even get started. I understand!  It’s a lot to think about. Where do you begin? Well, I’m…

The Adoption Process: 10 Things to Know Before Starting

Making the decision to pursue adoption is one of the most worthwhile decisions you will ever make in your entire lifetime. It’s a big deal! Here are some tips to know before starting the adoption process. Let’s start with one of the most important things to know before you begin the adoption process. 1) You can afford adoption. OK, this…

When Motherhood Sucks

Yesterday was probably one of the worst days in my toddler motherhood experience. At least it feels that way now. Nothing tragic happened. No one was injured and no one is sick. We’re all still here. But, man it sucked! Motherhood is just really hard some days! Just for fun, I’l share a quick version of the story… My Day…

How To Adopt a Gender-Specific Child

Girl or Boy? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of having a little girl. Perhaps you’ve even started picking out some adorable baby girl clothes. Maybe you even already have a name chosen. Or, it could be that you can’t imagine your life without a sweet little boy. And, you’re so excited to adopt because you can finally add a little boy…

An Open Letter to My (Adopted) Son on His 2nd Birthday

Dear Bennett- You’re 2 years old today! Happy birthday beautiful boy! It’s still so crazy to think of how much our lives have changed in the last 2 ½  years since we found out you’d be ours. We didn’t even know if you were going to be a boy or a girl. Then, at Casey’s ultrasound, we learned that we’d…

Why You Should Throw An Adoptive Mom-To-Be a Baby Shower…Even if She Says ‘No …

I feel like I’ve been making a lot of confessions lately in my blog posts. But, here’s another one. And, this one might sound a little whiney. It’s definitely a “first world problem” …but here goes anyway…I kind of hate that I never had a baby shower. Let me just say upfront…it was my fault. My amazing sister in law…

What It’s Really Like Being an Adoptive Mom

I could say what you sometimes hear… that being an adoptive mom is just like being a “regular” (non-adoptive) mom. The truth is many things are the same. But there are quite a few differences as well. The Paperwork For one thing, in the beginning, there is so much paperwork!  One of my favorite funny little sayings, when we were…