Category Archives: 31 days of Adoption

she’s 37 weeks pregnant. I feel 37 weeks pregnant. she’s weary and tired. I’m weary and tired. she’s nervous.  I’m nervous. she’s ALL IN. I’m ALL IN. she’s got her heart on the line. I’ve got my heart on the line. she loves this baby so much her heart hurts. I love this baby so […]

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  Just came across this photo of Ezra today… and I’m just in awe of all that God has done in this little boy and in my heart since this photo was taken when he was found at 8 months old. Friends… people ask me all the time if we are done adopting, and honestly, […]

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Can I just be really honest for a little bit.  I wanted this post to be filled with resources and stats and bullet point lists of why more singles should adopt.  But that’s not what is on my heart and so I thought I would just start typing and see what flows out of the […]

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  He said. The Generational Effects of Adoption Looking Back Depraved Indifference Adopting CJ Romanticizing Adoption. Don’t do it. She said: Had I but known – Noel Piper A great perspective from a little girl who was fostered then adopted and is now a mommy herself. When the thread hangs out. BEFORE  *  DURING  * […]

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  “She bent forward to look, then gave a startled little cry and drew back. There was indeed a seed lying in the palm of his hand, but it was shaped exactly like a long, sharply-pointed thorn… ‘The seed looks very sharp,’ she said shrinkingly. ’Won’t it hurt if you put it into my heart?’ […]

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Having grown up around adoption… having parents who were adoption advocates… now being an adoption advocate as well as an adoptive parent, well I tend to listen to and get into a lot of conversations about adoption.  And I find that usually if someone hasn’t been around adoption much that they are always quick to […]

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“To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams”  1 Samuel 15:1  King Saul had been commanded by God to do a hard thing… a complete thing…to destroy a nation, everything in it! But King Saul didn’t fully understand why He would command that and decided that  it […]

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Those with a Criminal Record or have been officially charged with Child Neglect/Abuse: This is very understandable. My heart does go out to those who have been redeemed from a past that involves accusations (real or false) or mistakes made. It doesn’t mean they are less of a human because of their mistakes or because […]

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Well,  I’m still doing the 31 days…. it’s just not going to be in 31 days. Blogging with 5 little one underfoot isn’t an easy task especially when there is so much to write about this incredible subject of adoption.  LOTS of good stuff is coming. Lots of posts are being written and researched and […]

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Married Couples:  This is the most popular category of people who adopt. Just keep in mind different countries/states/agencies have different requirements as to how long you’ve been married, how many times you’ve been married, and so on. However, I will say that in a lot of countries you will find that if you’re the right […]

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Domestic Adoption: Domestic adoption involves adoptive parents and a child that are citizens and residents of the United States. The vast majority of adoptions in America are through Domestic Adoption. There are many ways to go about adopting domestically. (many of them are listed below) The benefits of adopting domestically are the likely hood of having […]

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I am the oldest of 9… yep, you read right NINE children. So when it comes to raising so many kids so close together… well, for me, it’s kind of like going back to live on the farm that you grew up on! More work than you imagined it ever being but at the same […]

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I’ve had this series burning in my heart for quite some time. I wanted to join in the 31 day challenge last year but just couldn’t make it happen. This year I’m diving in and praying God gives me the right direction… the right words… and the ability to write what I know and have […]

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