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Category: Adoption

Jesus: The Perfect Adoption Facilitator

As we come to Good Friday, I was reading the passion narrative from the book of John.  God spoke to me as I was reading through this story.  I’ve read this so many times before and each time, something new stands out.  That is the beauty of Scripture…

Operation Assemble Nursery

Adam and I have been busy in work and life and it seems we are full throttle all the time. For me the church year has its high times and Easter is one of them. This past Saturday was our Easter Egg Hunt. Sunday morning was a 4am wake up…

To Everything a Season

Our life as of late has been a happy and stressful dichotomy. We have successfully completed online profile for our agency. I feel like we have conquered a mountain from the completion of this piece alone. I’ve touched on this before but profiles are challenging.  It’s a struggle…

Adoption Garage Sale

We are gearing up for a spring garage sale!  It will be held the weekend: May 19th-May 21st.  We are so grateful to our friends who are allowing us to use their three car garage!  Our stuff tends to pile up around us and spring is a great time…

Family

Family doesn’t have to be biological.  In fact, some of the best family are close friends.  When you grow with people who share your interests, your struggles and join you in your highs, support you in your lows, they become your family.  Jesus Christ was born to the…

Marketing Campaign

Adoption is challenging.  There are a lot of unknowns and typically a long waiting period.  I have done more research into adoption and how to be successful with it the past several weeks than I have anything else.  What I found is a successful adoption experience has two elements: an…

“No Pressure”

Adam and I try to get in one solid date night a week. As of late it seems our work life has become more and more prominent and we find ourselves working evenings or weekends (more than just Sunday church-work commitments). We are intentional about connecting in the evenings…

The Leap

We have taken the leap into adoption.  We have signed on and have a spot with our agency.  There are several next steps for us.  We need to get started on a home study, our profile book and as the agency describes “adoption-nesting”.  We never thought we…

Official Announcement

This weekend my family was in town. Our niece, Mackenzie, was to be baptized on Sunday. Grandma, Mom and Dad had a hotel in North Branch while Kayli had opted to spend the night at “Hotel Bauer”.  On their way up they made a pit stop at our…

No Price is too High

Friday. The day coveted by most as it usually marks the end of the work week and the passage to the weekend. This Friday was the day we had our scheduled adoption consultation with Lifetime Adoption. With Friday being my day off I spent most of the day tending to…