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"Adopting one child won't change the world; but for that child, the world will change."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A New Beginning

I started blogging when my husband, Billy, and I were waiting to be placed for a foster-to-adopt situation. As with most people waiting to adopt, it is an emotional time. It was a great outlet for me to hash out all of my frustrations with the current state of our foster care system. I planned on blogging after placement but I.Got.Scared. I REALLY wanted to journal all of our first experiences and let people live and learn along with us. However, since it was a foster-to-adopt situation I was scared of doing anything that may have jeopardized our pending adoption. You know those things you hear in the news every week? Kind of like employers using Facebook to check out potential employees kind of thingy. It was simply too risky. Fast forward 9 months and one week later from placement and TADAAAAAA...we are a family! Our adoptions were finalized on April 13, 2010.

So why start blogging again now? Well, I feel that we do have a story to tell. A success story. Over the last year and a half (from the time we started getting approved for foster adoptions) we have learned so much about our current foster care system. There is so much information to be found on domestic infant adoptions (DIA) and international adoptions (IA). However, there are very limited good sources of information on foster care adoptions. Plus there are so many misconceptions and stereotypes about foster care/foster children. While I am no expert on foster adoptions, I can at least offer you a peek into our lives. We are somewhat "normal," live boring lives and have the 3 most beautiful, courageous, resilient, smart, and witty children in the world. And yes, I am biased! :-) We are truly blessed! So meet my family and follow along!

1 comment:

  1. Ooo, so excited that you're blogging again! And love the pics of your new additions. They are all absolutely beautiful!

    I do like Gymboree a lot, but I mostly get to like it thanks to doting grandparents! And the clearance sale after Christmas when I got Isabel's summer wardrobe for CHEAP!