Asking the Question: Should I Adopt or Foster?

While Filipe and I are on sabbatical I’m taking a trip down memory lane and going through the archives. Crazy thing is you find things you never remember writing. I wrote this in 2010, three years before we started our adoption process and four years before bringing our boys home. It’s cool to look back and remember that adoption was part of our story all along. Could adoption or foster care be a part of your story too? Problems. Everywhere you turn they are staring us in the face. People are hurting, broken, and lonely. Children are suffering, orphaned,…

Adoption Update: One Year Later

It’s taken a while for me to process the one year milestone in our adoption journey. (Our “Gotcha Day was Oct. 21st. & we arrived home Dec. 4th.) Many facets of this journey are still uncertain and my feelings still unreliable, but over the last couple weeks, I’ve felt like it is time. Time to start trusting myself again and share a little bit more about our journey- or more importantly, what our journey has taught me up until this point in the game.  There are two things I’m very conscious of as I share…