Family Christmas

An Orphan Boy for Christmas

Recently, I was visited by The Ghost of Christmas Past just as surely as was Ebenezer Scrooge in the well-known Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol.  While preparing for the most important holiday of the year, I began thinking of former celebrations – all the way back to my childhood. As a little girl, Christmas couldn’t have been more wonderful. An only child, I was doted on by my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles....more

beauty for ashes

We have some good news to share with you, but before we share it I need to unpack some things. (Stay with me.)...more

Love Only a Mother Can Know

December 13, 2007Dear Ana Lu,Hey there my sweet girl! It’s been an exceptionally busy day for us, I’m exhausted. I just changed you, gave you a pacha, sang an off-key lullaby, laid you down in your crib and kissed you goodnight. I’m beat....more

Thinking about Adoption? Ten Things to Ponder

It's National Adoption Month. Sometimes I wonder why everybody doesn't adopt children. Other times, I wonder why anyone would. I'm not ambivalent, just multi-faceted. In honor of National Adoption Month, I decided to make a list of the top ten things to think about before you adopt a child. These will not have been things that I, myself, thought about before adopting three children but that shouldn't stop the reader from finding them terribly useful....more

Thankful Thursday

I'm new at this cross posting thing, but here's the one for today from... http://joyfulrhapsody.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/thankful-thursday/It’s the very first Thankful Thursday this November!Here are 6 things to be grateful for this month:...more

Transracial and International Adoptions: New Trends, But the Same Questions

There's a growing trend in adoption: African-American children who are being adopted by European families. Reading recent stories in mainstream publications about this trend, as well as transracial adoption issues in North America, I see a lot of questions that never seem to get answered: How does race play into adoption decisions, by both potential adoptive parents and the agencies that work with them?...more
We found an adoption center named ais4 adoption and were delighted at there response and the ...more

Animals Giving Breath

My daughters are weird, which surprises no one I’m sure. The apples didn’t so much fall from the weird tree as they fell into an orchard of weird trees and everywhere the rolled was more weird. I am considerably weird myownself, so this doesn’t phase me much. Nevertheless, sometimes the girls find something to obsess over that causes even me confusion....more
Hah! I love this. Middle child is a smart one. :-)more

"Re-homing" children: Most parents who disrupt adoptions aren't villains

Reuters recently released a series of articles on parents who take it upon themselves to “re-home” their adopted children.  The media is calling these children “unwanted” and implying that they are being thrown away without thought or care.Children being passed on to a new family with less effort than someone re-homing the class hamster is certainly a disgusting practice that needs our attention. ...more

Have You Lost a Child? The Pain Never Goes Away

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