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Adoption Update: We’re Getting Close

There is so much I know and so much I don’t know. Life is funny like that. All I know is that we’re getting very close, but the waiting–the outcome–is still hard. Will there be a baby or won’t there be a baby?  I try to brush the thought away like a pesky fly that keeps buzzing […] Read more…

5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Adoption

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Why I’m Grateful for this Unplanned Journey About a month before our daughter was born, we got a phone call from our adoption agency. “A birthmother is expecting soon. Do you want to meet with her?” “Yes!” we said without hesitation. There was no question we wanted this baby after going through the long process of […] Read more…

Our Adoption Profile

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Our Story Our life story starts out like all good fairy tale endings—newly married with the fresh promise of “happily ever after.” I had no idea what Sam and I would face, but I never imagined it would be this hard. At times we wondered if we would ever have a family and get our “fairy tale […] Read more…

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What Al Trautwig and Simone Biles’ Adoption Taught Us

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What Al Trautwig Teaches Us About Simone Biles’ Adoption When Al Trautwig tweeted his comment regarding Simone Biles’ parents saying, “They may be mom and dad but they are NOT her parents,” the adoptive community went nuts. We hear these kinds of comments all the time. For Simone Biles, this probably isn’t a first. A few years […] Read more…