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When life doesn’t turn out like you planned

“When you were a girl, how many kids did you want?” My daughter asks this question one night before bed. “Four” I say.  “I always wanted four.” “But you didn’t get four, you only got two,” she says. “You don’t always get what you want in life,” I reply. I don’t tell her about the years […] Read more…

What to do when our plans fall apart

This morning while I was rushing through the grocery store throwing food in my cart before an important meeting, I got a text that said, “I’m sorry I can’t make it today…” I switch gears and think about Plan B.  What would I do now? What exactly is “Plan B”? For someone who organizes life around […] Read more…

4 things we learn from loss

grief

Over ten years ago when we were in the middle of our first adoption, my husband Sam was diagnosed with cancer. In one day, my whole life fell apart. My husband was fighting for his life. Our adoption was put on hold indefinitely. Instead of having a family, I could only foresee a future where I might end […] Read more…

Don’t let money stop you from adopting

Don’t Let Money Stop You From Adopting Sam and I never realized, when we started our adoption journey over 10 years ago, that we we would be pegged “the people to ask about adoption.”  By adopting ourselves, it became an accidental calling for us to encourage others to adopt.  “Accidental” because though I love talking about adoption and helping people figure out […] Read more…