Another 12

My dearest Audrey, Today you are 12. ...more

12

This guy...12 years old today. His second birthday with your family. When he got up this morning, as he was coming up the stairs Dean and I started singing "Happy Birthday" ....more

The Lasting Effects of Neglect

This is circulating around social media today. What happens when an infant is severely neglected, goes hungry, and then grows up?...more

Parenting Our Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

My friend Meredith Cornish is the parent of many biological and adopted children. She periodically "thinks out loud" as she processes things that are happening in their journey as a family together. Today she has written the description I have thought so many times but could not ever put into words ....more

Parenting Our Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

My friend Meredith Cornish is the parent of many biological and adopted children. She periodically "thinks out loud" as she processes things that are happening in their journey as a family together. Today she has written the description I have thought so many times but could not ever put into words ....more

Some good news with a little drama

Angela trying to think of more things to talk about to keep the ...more

Today is the Day!!

We've been so busy with projects around here that this even nearly escaped having a blog post attached to it. Angela has reminded me every day for the last two weeks that "August 16th is coming right up!"You may remember that prior to her diagnosis of Abernathy Type II malformation, Angela's ammonia levels continued to climb. Twice she found her way into a coma due to hepatic encephalapthy ....more

16!

One thing about adopting older kids, is they don't stay little very long. Axel is 16 today. Gone is our little boy, and in his place a man!I know on the other side of the world is his first mother, father and brother, ...more

Big sister to the rescue

August is our month for appointments! All the kids will see the eye doctor, dentist, get whatever shots are needed, and get physicals for sports.Today was Abel's eye appointment. He really has a tough time with doctor appointments ....more

Funny how that works

When you adopt a child, you are agreeing to accept whatever diagnosis may have been missed prior to adoption, or whatever comes up later as they grow. This is just how life works, and if you don't want it to work that way, you should never adopt. Just say'in!!!As an example, there was Axel's diagnosis of AAI (Atlanto Axial Instability) just weeks after arriving home from Serbia ....more
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