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…

A Mother’s Day Letter To Our Children’s Birth Mom

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m not only passionate about adoption but have a very special place in my heart for open adoption. We love Abigail and Bennett’s birth mom! And, we always want to make sure she knows just how special she is to us. In honor of National Adoption Month,  and mostly in honor of…

Encouraging Adoption Quotes

I love inspirational quotes!  There is something about finding a quote that really speaks to you that is so powerful!  I’ve gathered some of my absolute favorite adoption quotes and I thought you might enjoy reading them.  Let them inspire you as you embark (or continue) on your adoption journey! Favorite Adoption Quotes “I hold my daughter in my arms…

5 Bible Verses About Adoption

Adoption is clearly very important to God. There are quite a few Bible verses that either speaks directly to adoption or relate to it very well.  These gave me comfort throughout the long adoption process. And, they still speak to me deeply. Whether you are in the process of adoption, considering adoption or just need some encouragement, I hope you…

Our Adoption Story

I think this post might surprise some people. But, I want to share our story because every single adoption story is unique. We all have our own journey and that is what makes them all so beautiful. I can only imagine that many people think that a happily married couple that has been together for two decades would have biological…

Dealing with Post Adoption Depression

Just like some new biological parents, adoptive parents may experience some “blues” or depression once a baby or child comes home. There are various reasons this can happen but it’s not something to be ashamed of or run away from. It is however important to recognize it, so you can be proactive in doing something about it. I remember when…