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A bit of an update

Our Baby Steps shirt fundraiser was a total success! We exceeded our goal by more than ten shirts! (We ordered a limited number of additional shirts, so please send me an email or FB message if you're still interested and I can check for your size.)

They should be ready in about a week, and we'll ship them out immediately afterwards!


We are officially on the docket for our home visits. This is the last step before we are officially a "waiting family".

The last time we were at this stage I was obsessive about everything being spotless and orderly. Well, these days that's nearly impossible with my adorable and charming little mess maker running around. I don't have time to stress about it like I did before, and I'm okay with that. I know they are not judging my parenting ability by the organization of my broom closet.

I really believe that God has been drawing me out into a space of total and complete authenticity in every circumstance. I want to be the best…

The Truth

The truth is adoption is hard. It is undeniably worth it, but it is hard all the same.

Going through this process means doctors visits, references, notaries, fingerprints, hours and hours of required training (in person and online), well meaning, yet intrusive interviews, the home study...the list goes on and on.

I don’t want it to come off as if I’m complaining, (well, maybe I am a little) I just want to highlight the reality that building your family through adoption is certainly a lot more complicated and less...umm..romantic than the more traditional route.

But, believe it or not, a HUGE reason why people choose not to adopt has nothing to do with a lack of desire…

A lot of people would happily jump through every blazing hoop I mentioned above if it weren’t for the overwhelming cost.

I’ll be honest, I don’t get offended very easily. I LOVE when people ask me about adoption. It is part of my very heartbeat and I am honored to consider myself an advocate. However, I once had a strange…