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All Kinds of Mom

Yes, it’s official. I have changed my name. I found something that just suited me better, so I’m going with that. I know, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve written, and obviously a lot has happened! My name change is a reflection of a little of that. I’m not changing my personal, legal…

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Eight Years Ago I Was Shopping!

Eight years ago today I was doing some shopping. A lot of shopping. Major shopping! I was shopping for, yep, you guessed it, baby stuff! Eight years ago yesterday I received the call that changed my life, my world, and who I was and would become. I got the call telling me I was going…

Adoption IS an Option

Did you know that in 2012, in the United States alone, 995,867 abortions were performed? That is nearly 1 million babies killed! Is that number alarming and overwhelming to anyone else but me? Does it hurt your heart like it does mine to hear such a startlingly high number? Perhaps I’m naive, or maybe even…

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They’re Going to be Parents!!

Yesterday I saw that a couple I’ve been following on Facebook found out they’ve been matched with a birthmother and will soon be parents. Chills came over me, and the memories and emotions came flooding back… You gave her life, and you are trusting me to teach her to live it. You grew this precious…

Adoptive Parenting- Some Serious Soul Searching

Adoption is eye opening! You have to look deep inside yourself and really think about your values and beliefs. You look at your partner’s morals and values in relation to your own, because you are making a lifetime commitment to God, and to a precious little baby. You have to think about what religious beliefs…

Adoption Process is a Thrill Ride

An adoption journey is equivalent to a super fast, twisty, upside down roller coaster ride in the dark-thrilling, scary, and oh so exciting! And the emotions that go along with it are no less twisty and up and down. So in the midst of my personal thrill ride, when my daughter had just been born…