Adoption is a topic that is dear to my heart. Even though our adoption has been finalized I still keep up to date on trends and important topics in the world of adoption. Our lives have forever been changed through the adoption process. Our adoption story starting with a few days before placement until the present time is recorded on this blog.

Moses was Adopted…

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

handsThis past week we were watching “The Prince of Egypt” with Madilyn. While watching we paused the show several times in order to discuss important concepts with her. (more…)

Does she know?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

familyshadowsLast week I was sitting in my office when a co-worker walked in and asked, “Does Madilyn know she is adopted?” (more…)

5 Years Ago Today….

Monday, July 1st, 2013

baby_madilynFive years ago today, I met my beautiful daughter for the first time. Within hours we went from a family of three with no prospect of becoming a family of four, to a family of four. (more…)

5 Years Old Today

Monday, June 24th, 2013

MbikeMy little girl is 5 years old today. Time is flying so quickly with this little girl.

She outgrew her tricycle several months ago and has since been begging for a bike. We decided that we would get her one for her birthday. (more…)

From the Basement- Being a Mother

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

holding_handsI will say this and probably offend everyone who reads it, but here it is as plain as I can say it:

Giving birth does not make you a mother, it takes more than giving birth to be a mother. (more…)

Four Years….

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Four years ago today we became a legal family. I know that to many this is not a big deal, because the question of being the legal parents of their children is not something that they ever have to think about. (more…)

I Like Adoption….

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

This past Sunday at church our pastor showed a short video clip about a family that has adopted several children. It was a moving story of how a family can be formed. (more…)

Day 17- Adoption

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart – but in it
— Fleur Conkling Heylinger

Today I am thankful for adoption. My life would be so different if it were not for adoption. I really can not imagine what life would be like without my wonderful little girl. (more…)

Day 3- Madilyn

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.  ~Author Unknown

Today I am thankful for my daughter Madilyn. She is such a precious treasure. I can not imagine my life without her. (more…)

But she’s Adopted…

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

At a recent event my family attended I must have heard the phrase, “but she’s adopted” no less than 10 times. The first couple of times I heard it I was able to let it slide and not think much about it, but after hearing it time and time again it began to grate on my last nerve. (more…)