Adoptive Moms

Adoption – God’s Got It

About 8 years ago, the adoption discussion began in our home.  We collected information, went to information meetings and gathered information from people about their adoption experiences – information overload.  …

National Adoption Month

by Christie Erwin November is National Adoption Month and the second Sunday in November is Orphan Sunday. On one hand, I love this month because it is a time to…

Four Little Words

My kitchen was a chaotic deafening hurricane.  Six people in my little kitchen eating breakfast, finishing lunch-packing, and the decibel level quickly rising to unbearable levels.  Two of my boys…

Before Fostering/Adopting, I Wish I Understood…

My friends tried to explain some things to me- really, they did. But, like many other experiences in parenting, you just don’t understand until you’ve experienced it. Parenting adopted and…

How to Prepare Your Children for Adoption

I’ll never forget the day those big brown eyes stared at me. Those tiny fingers and toes that fit perfectly on his three pound yellow body that was swaddled in…

The List…

This wasn’t the way it was supposed to go. It was supposed to go something like this: High school sweethearts get married. Work hard, buy a cute house. Have one girl and one…

The Adoption Ideal

Idealize (Def:  to attribute ideal characteristics to) Ideal (Def: existing as a mental image or in fancy or imagination only) Christmas, Birthdays, Vacations and other special events are prime targets…

Look Alikes

When God called us to adopt, we had one week to prepare our home for a new little baby.  We didn’t know much about the birth mom, her care for…

How to Help an Adoptive Family

A month after welcoming our toddler son home, I sobbed to my Bible Study sisters, “We prayed for this for the past year.  Remember?  We really wanted this adoption to…

Leaving Blissful

Until very recently, I lived in a place called Blissful. Just as the name would imply, it was a terrific place to grow up. So nice in fact, that you…

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