Open Adoption, Our Family

Visiting our children’s birth family

It's our summer tradition to have a fun day at the beach with Kacy and Caden's birth families. We used to see their birth family more often when we lived closer, but now that we are farther away, we make it a point to go up there every summer. It's one of our favorite traditions.… Continue reading Visiting our children’s birth family

writing

Hopes, Dreams, Prayers, and Wishes

As some of you may already know, I am writing a book.  It's a memoir or a 'non-fiction narrative,' since I am not famous and memoirs are typically written by famous people. It's a story, my story, written from my perspective, about going through the struggles of infertility, miscarriages, the adoption process, and finally becoming… Continue reading Hopes, Dreams, Prayers, and Wishes

Open Adoption

Advice I Wish Someone Would’ve Given Me When I Was Waiting to Adopt

  A friend called to tell me she was pregnant. I was genuinely excited for her. I went to the store and bought her a cute, ‘You’re Expecting’ card. As I was looking at all the cards, it hit me. This would be one more thing that I would miss out on. At that time,… Continue reading Advice I Wish Someone Would’ve Given Me When I Was Waiting to Adopt