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HELLO my name i̶s̶ isn’t Mom

The doorbell rang. I took a deep breath before my husband and I answered it together. We opened it to a brown-eyed, speckled, ten-year-old boy in a Star Wars t-shirt. Next to him was his foster mom who said “Isaac, these are my friends, Brandon and Janelle. They’re going to watch you tonight while I’m […]

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Family Ceremony: A Covenant of Adoption

When I got married, a courthouse wedding never entered my mind; I wasn’t getting married for a legal document. Sure, it gives you certain privileges, but getting married meant so much more to me than a piece of paper. I wanted the ceremony, the vows, the celebration, the public statement that for better or for […]

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The Noonday Collection: Style with Purpose

If you love jewelry, fashion, or social justice, then it’s worth your time to learn about The Noonday Collection. Now, I’m not telling all of you KC moms about this because Noonday is paying me to; they’re not. I’m telling you about Noonday because I believe this company is making an impact for good in […]

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Adoption: The Faces.

MEET ELIZABETH and ABRAHAM After having two biological daughters, we decided to grow our family through adoption for any subsequent children. I had known since I was a little girl that I wanted to adopt, and my husband knew when he married me that adoption would be part of our story, so it wasn’t a […]

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Adoption: The Need.

Adoption. A word that I believe we are hearing in a more positive light in our country these days. I’m excited and thankful that this word is becoming more and more familiar to our ears. The reason I get excited about the word adoption is because more babies and older children are finding safe, warm, loving […]

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Wanted: A Place to Belong

I’m the middle child, halfway between my older sister and younger brother, all born to parents who have been married for over fifty years. I would describe my family life as normal – mostly good with bouts of dysfunction and chaos. Yet, while there were no white picket fences in my story, I always knew […]

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Thank You For Raising My Son

There are many people that will greatly influence the lives of your kids – teachers, neighbors, grandparents, etc. While all of those are important in my son’s life, the person that rises to the top isn’t among that list. No, the person who has meant the most to him was another one of his moms; […]

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For Your Amusement

When we began our investigation into the world of adoption, we quickly learned that this journey would not be a walk in the park.  To embark on the adventure that is adoption is to get in line at the tallest roller coaster with the most twists and turns.  In fact, it’s probably the kind of […]

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The Waiting Room

We announced to our family and friends on May 5th of this year that we are deciding to grow our family through adoption.  On June 3rd, we published our online adoption profile and told the world about our search for a little girl.  By June 11th, we had over 2,000 page views on our profile, […]

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Missing Someone That You’ve Never Met – An Adoption Follow Along

I have always wanted a large family. Growing up with only two first cousins, I was envious of others that attended yearly family reunions and had thirteen cousins at their birthday parties. The dream of my own personal zoo train full of children was crushed after three extremely difficult pregnancies, each of which ended in […]

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