Honestly Grieving My Own Loss As An Adoptive Mommy….

Grief. I’ve wrote a lot about it in past blogs. It’s messy. Awful. Unpredictable. Confusing. And well, just plain tiring. Most of the grief I share about relates to my kids grieving their great loss, but today I want to share with you more of my personal journey of grief as an adoptive mommy. This… Continue reading Honestly Grieving My Own Loss As An Adoptive Mommy….

Beauty in the Midst of the Pain…

The day was long. The mommy was weary. The children were struggling. Esp the one dear child. Doubts flood my heart as I wonder if I’m cut out for this. Are we getting anywhere? Are our kids really healing? Are we making the right choices as we work hard on attachment issues these last couple… Continue reading Beauty in the Midst of the Pain…

Releasing My Children To God…

“Do we trust God enough to surrender our kids to Him?” That’s a very serious thought and one that I came face to face with, in the last few days… We had originally thought our new little guy would be staying with us for about a month, but as case plans often do, things changed… Continue reading Releasing My Children To God…

And Now We Are Nine (for a time)…

The decision to open our home to foster again was not one we took lightly. We knew that fostering again could open the door to lots of insecurities in our newly adopted kids, which could lead to lots of regression in their healing process. Both Kenton and I considered hard the fact that we are… Continue reading And Now We Are Nine (for a time)…

Ten Things that Helped Us Become One Family …

It has been said that adoption is more like a marriage than a birth: two (or more) individuals, each with their own unique mix of needs, patterns and genetic history, coming together with love, hope and commitment for a joint future. You become a family not because you share the same genes, but because you… Continue reading Ten Things that Helped Us Become One Family …

How to Get the Most Out of Having Your Child in Therapy…

Therapy. In our journey of adopting for trauma kids this has been on of the biggest helps and blessings God has given us. It can be a bit unknown and bit scary if you have never experienced counseling or therapy before and I hope that these tips will be helpful to you ! 1. Get… Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of Having Your Child in Therapy…