Pro Life not just Anti-Abortion

Pro-Life not just anti-abortion…

Supplemental Income

Having a child is expensive, I’m sure many parents out there would attest to that.  One of the biggest humps to get through for adoption is cost.  We have been pretty open about cost here on the blog, but one of the things we left out is the…

A Letter to Our Future Baby

Dear Love, We do not know you yet.  You could be a boy or a girl.  You could be any race.  You could be from any state.  You will not know what your future holds.  But you will know who holds your future.  You may never have a relationship with…

Seed of Adoption Choking out by Weeds of Doubt

Eight months ago we planted a seed.  This seed was the hope of one day welcoming our first baby to our family.  That day, we thought that it would be six months before we would be matched.  The wait during any adoption weighs on your mind, on your heart, and…

It Takes a Village

I recently took the Call to a new congregation to serve as the Director of Christian Education (DCE). While it’s the same job I have previously had it is in a congregation located within a smaller community that reminds me of my roots in southwest Minnesota and will…

Waiting…

Adoption is one big journey in faith. One of the most common question we are asked is if we’ve “heard any news”. I know it’s a question out of love but the reality of it is it’s hard to answer because we…

“A Special Baby”

This past week I was on a mission trip with my youth in Chicago.  We had the wonderful opportunity to serve the needs of a summer day program called YIPEE (Youth Innovative Program: Environmental Education)  for children in northwest Chicago.  Yippee is a summer program for inner city kids ages…

The Zika Threat

When we first looked into adoption, it was a big move for us.  Especially for me.  I always dreamed of having our own biological child to love and care for.  God has taught me that I can love any child as my own.  As we started doing research, we discovered…

Soon-to-Be Father’s Day Thoughts

Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there!  Take some time today to spend with your child(ren) to show them how much you love them.  This Father’s Day is a very special one for me.  I have a whole new perspective to…

Home Study and Profile Books Complete

The garage sale was complete leaving Adam and I in a both humbled and overwhelmed state. We had finished a monumental moment simultaneously conquering the sale and a home study visit. We were grateful to lean on friends and family so we could take care of that as our second…