Life Changes by Thomas Rhett is one of my favorite songs right now. Three reasons: He's using a public platform to positively share about adoption. Second, that song is our life's theme song right now. Third, what other country song references Uganda? Life is changing fast in our home and it just keeps on going, … Continue reading It’s funny how life changes… and keeps on going
Dear 2012 me, congratulations! You are now the parent of two blonde hair blue-eyed boys. It's July 24 -- your first gotcha day (yeah, yeah, that's a controversial phrase -- but it works for us). Today is the first day of the most thrilling, exhausting, frustrating, scary yet incredibly rewarding adventure you could ever imagine. … Continue reading Seven years, seven reflections on foster care and adoption
A call to the crisis line resulted in a swarm of police, fire and EMS personnel at our home. We thought the kids were leaving after our call, until the officer kneeled and said...
Today, I got to take one of the kids to the doctor. It was a role reversal, as my wife handles 99 percent of the appointments. The volume of doctor visits, therapies and visitations... these certainly weren't in the brochure when we became foster parents. I'm not complaining, mind you, it's just one of the … Continue reading Not in the brochure: All the appointments
There are many different avenues to explore on the foster care-adoption continuum. Asking yourself a few key questions will get you started on the right path.