Adoption Update: 2.2.13

Where we’re at: It’s been one month since we submitted our adoption application and we’ve been on the receiving end of large pdf files ever since. They came in increments, so at first it was manageable. This isn’t that bad, I thought, after receiving the first two. But then when that last 28-page home study document came in, I may have gone into shock. Not shock because of what the document contained. I just kept thinking while reading through ALL of that fine print, What if I miss something?! Overall, I consider myself to be pretty…

Join the Army

There is a whole lot more to adoption than simply caring for children. If that’s ALL it took, then I think there would be a lot less orphans on this earth. (At least I would hope so.) Tragically, because of the people who exploit and abuse children (and maybe others who want to send them back), there is a very complicated and lengthy process to go through before you can welcome a child home. Accompanying the adoption process is a long list of guidelines and procedures to follow, people (social workers, government employees, etc) you need…

Care For Them

“Do you know what you are getting yourself into?”, asked the salon technician. Filipe and I were on a marriage getaway in Carmel, and I had dropped into a local day spa to get my eyebrows waxed. Soon the technician and I started talking about being moms, and the inevitable question (to a mom of three) came up.”So are you done having kids?,” she asked. Her tone implied the answer should be yes. “Well, I think I’m done having them, but we are looking into adopting two more right now,” I responded casually. She then…

BIG Announcement

I’m thrilled to finally share some exciting news with you. Our family is getting bigger, much bigger! That’s right. WE ARE ADOPTING! On January 1st, we sent our application to America World Adoption and, on Friday, January 4th, we were approved for their Brazil program. So somewhere right now in Brazil is a sibling group who will become a part of our family. And yes, I did say sibling group. We have requested siblings between the ages of 3-9. Ultimately God knows the exact little girl(s) and/or boy(s) for us to love and care for and we are trusting…