Let’s Celebrate National Adoption Day (even though it was last Friday)

Last Friday was National Adoption Day. To be honest, I didn’t think much about it, other than to pray for one great little boy we know who was being adopted that day. It had been a busy week and we were headed into a big weekend, so I was kind of distracted. Then the pictures […]

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If you want it, go after it

Yesterday was the 12th anniversary of the first time Steve asked me out. This year is first time since then that I’ve remembered that particular date. I think it popped up because I’ve been thinking about this blog series on adopting from foster care, and what it takes to want and go after big things. […]

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Give God 5 Years

This weekend I was texting with a friend from MAPP class, who is also adopting. “Can you believe how much has changed in just a year?” I asked. At exactly this time last year, we were in our final adoption-licensing class. I’ll tell you more about the whole thing in another post, but suffice to say […]

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Road to Adoption 8

(I’m documenting our steps to adopt older children from foster care so you’ll know what to do when God nudges YOU and points out how much more interesting your life would be with a middle or high schooler to help you shake things up a bit. Enjoy. ) *** You are completely panicked by the stuff you read last night […]

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Road to Adoption 7

Apologies for the delay in our narrative. I’m chronicling our experience adopting older children from foster care here in Massachusetts so you’ll be inspired to do the same.  And even though it seems like I was taken out by last week’s laundry extravaganza, the truth is that a busy schedule just interrupted my blog time. […]

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The Kingdom of God is at hand

Let me interrupt our adoption narrative for a check-in with present reality. When reading stories about justice, redemption, people helping people and good things coming out of bad, it’s easy to get romantic about it and imagine that things are PERFECT. By PERFECT, I mean that as you read, you are quite certain that none […]

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Road to Adoption 6

(I’m sharing our experience of adopting older children from foster care. Before we started this process, I had no idea what was involved, only that it seemed foreboding &  insurmountable. It wasn’t. It’s been good. You should  consider it.) *** Today is your first adoption party . So many feelings.  Most mornings, you’re barely even aware that you exist until you’ve […]

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