How Many?

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When we started the process, we really didn’t have any idea whether we wanted one or two kids and what age we’d like. A couple of things shaped our thinking on it and they are things that we’ve seen proven true over the last decade……. If there’s a big age difference between your “current” kids […]

Expect the Unexpected…….

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As part of the process of putting together a dossier, at least for Haiti 10 years ago, you had to have a lot of documents notarized and then “legitimized” by the state government (in other words, verify that the Notary who notarized the papers was indeed a notary. Then they had to be “accepted” by […]

The Paperwork, The paperwork……

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We made the decision. Our child(ren) were in Haiti. What now? I’ve had people ask me, “How in the world did you handle the paperwork for adopting? Isn’t it ridiculous?” Let me share a couple of thoughts on that front…… Yes, the amount of paperwork can be intimidating. There’s a LOT of it. I would […]

Why all the Rules…..?

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So, as I continue to read through the Bible, I’m working my way, right now, through the book of Psalms and also the book of Leviticus.    Psalms reminds me of a buffet – there is so much there that one reading of it barely even helps  you fully understand what all is in there.    Wisdom, […]

The Short Story……. Is Not a Short Story……..

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The short story is, “God told us to.” But this isn’t a short story. We started by going to adoption agency informational meetings. We went to one that specializes in infant domestic adoptions. Does the phrase, “Been There Done That” mean anything to you? We had done the infant thing and felt that God was […]