Adoption is a crazy ride. After some great conversation at an orphan care meeting the other night, I realize that there are 5 stages to adoption, much like grief but generally with a happier ending. As I was brainstorming this, I actually came up with...

We originally began our journey to adopt a "healthy" child from China.  By the time our biological daughter, Arella, was born the "healthy" child wait had slowed down dramatically, from 3 years to about 6.5.  After much prayer and discussion, we moved forward with the...

Several kids have asked me if Arella and Zoe are twins.  Not just sisters, twins. At first I just thought this was just a funny little kid thing.  But it's happened more often than you would guess, and as it happened again tonight, it's just stuck...

It didn't look like much from the outside.  Daddy had a day off work.  We ate at our favorite bagel place for breakfast.  We watched the parade and waved flags.  The kids took a nap.  We all swam at a friend's pool.  Typical summer holiday,...

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