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A girl!

As National Adoption Month comes to a close I can’t help but reflect on how much adoption has impacted us. Adoption not only made us parents but has completely changed our world view.  There is great loss in our children’s stories but there is also hope, so much hope.  I love being a mother to […]

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Adding another…

It wasn’t even two months after Bek came home when we learned of his friend in Ethiopia who was also in need of a family.  Bek and this other little boy had been on the same “waiting children’s list”.  They even grew up in the same rural village together and were childhood friends.  Bek immediately […]

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God had different plans.

Cruz’s adoption would ignite an even deeper passion to adopt again.  When he was fifteen months old, we started another adoption journey, this time from Ethiopia.  We planned to adopt a child 0-2 years of age.  I’m laughing as I type that, God sure has a way of changing plans!  I say that because it […]

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Never the same…

We walked into her room. I could feel the intensity of that moment upon entering and looking into her eyes. She had given birth the day before. Exhausted & obviously heartbroken, her eyes bloodshot from sobbing. A baby boy lie peacefully in his bassinet across the sterile hospital room.  My eyes darted to him and […]

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