Y’all it’s only been three days since we’ve been licensed and we have already gone over the first hill of this roller coaster. We got the email that our home study was approved and our home was officially “open”, meaning we are on the list for caseworkers to call to place kids with us. Our… Continue reading Keep Your Hands and Arms Inside the Car.
Dan the Man and I got back from our second paid-for paradise a few weeks ago and brought home tons of food for thought but mainly this: I won’t quit. Not on myself, my husband, my family, my coaches. Since this trip was specifically with Beachbody and because we are Beachbody Coaches we got the chance… Continue reading I Won’t Quit
In case you were wondering, we are doing ok. Six months after our diagnosis we are just ok. I’m feeling it might always be just ok. “Ok” can have multiple meanings, and that’s on purpose. What Ok means today will not mean the same tomorrow. The grief comes and goes. The hurt comes and goes. The… Continue reading Ok.
Inspired by a real conversation with a friend from college. When you say foster-adopting, what does that mean? Are you potentially able to permanently adopt? Or only temporarily? We are fostering to adoption. That’s our hope. For infants many of them are placed back with their families once their parents have met the state’s requirements of… Continue reading When You Say Foster-Adopting?
“Forever Young” May God bless and keep you always May your wishes all come true May you always do for others And let others do for you May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung May you stay forever young Forever young, forever young May you stay forever young. May… Continue reading Lyrics for My Littles
You may wonder how we got to the place we are now. In hindsight being chosen to adopt seems like the most natural state. I knew my family would be unique, and not just because Dan the Man and I are a couple of weirdos. The path opened to us. We have not always had… Continue reading How Did We Get Here?
Dan The Man and I attended our first foster/adopt information meeting this week. It was mostly a review for me because of all the research I’ve done and amazing foster/adopt families I’ve come to know. Based upon the information shared with we made some decisions on when/how we will be forming our family. There is an application… Continue reading Next Steps
As my mind shifted into how I would become a mother, I couldn’t help but think of the many “perks” that come with adopting (other than making my heart and the heart of a little, whole). Since there are so many ways that make you a mom, and so many ways to be a mom… Continue reading 15 Reasons Why I’m Glad I Won’t Be Pregnant in 2017
With the new year approaching I’m finalizing my resolutions. Some people despise resolutions because yes one sticks to them so why bother making them? I rather enjoy thinking about the goals I want to accomplish and reliving the year with Dan the Man to see if we lived up to any of the resolutions we… Continue reading My Resolutions
Generally speaking there are four types of adoption. Adoption via Agency Adoption via Attorney Foster Adoption International Adoption All of them have their pros and cons. But ultimately they all work the same way: place wonderful children with wonderful parents. The route that Dan the Man and I have decided to take is Foster… Continue reading 4 Ways to Adopt