How did they do? How did we do? If you look back, we had three goals we wanted to accomplish: • Make sure that the U.S. government, in particular, the State Department is aware of and watching out for the good of our kids. • To strongly urge the U.S. government to communicate with the … Continue reading So, What Grade would you give the Teddy Bears?
Childhood trauma leaves scars? For those of you who parent children who have suffered trauma when they were younger, you're probably reading that and saying, "uh, yeah, tell me something I didn't know......" That's not really news. No for those who are in the middle of parenting children who have been through trauma (adoptive parents, … Continue reading Childhood trauma leaves scars
If you had asked me before we started this adoption journey what it would look like, I probably would have told you something along the lines of this: • We'd figure out where we were going to adopt from. • Then we'd work with the people in charge and eventually figure out who we were … Continue reading Boy, was I Naive……
If I got $5 for every time someone has asked me that question, well, I'd have a lot more than $5, that's for sure. Why did we choose Haiti? We didn't. God did. Shortly after that Christmas, we were on a cruise and got to know a couple. In talking to them, we mentioned that … Continue reading Why Haiti? And why International Adoption?
I'm not going to take you back to the high school sweethearts going to see "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on their first date. I'm not going to take you back to borrowing my Dad's car because my 1967 Volkswagen Beetle had absolutely no heat and the aforementioned sweetheart didn't like that. I'm not going … Continue reading How Did It All Start?