red tape, adoption, waiting, anticipation

Seeing Red?

Is the red tape of the adoption process making you wait? Sometimes hearing about how others survived the red tape provides strength for the journey.  “Years of persevering in prayer, waiting for God to answer, waiting for Him to fulfill a dream, I reached a point where the dream had to die. At that time,…

Princess in waiting

Mother’s Day: Time to Dance, Time to Grieve

Mother’s Day often arrives packed with emotion. Our little princess breathes new meaning of Mother’s Day into our lives. On this special day each year, I must recognize my daughter has a need I can never fill. “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. 2 A time to be born and…

white dresses, flower girl, butterfly kisses

Reminders

Mother’s Day can be a difficult day (season) for the woman waiting for a child (whether it is a first child or later child). It can make the waiting stage of the paper pregnancy especially emotional this time of year. In my book Nine Year Pregnancy I shared: “Mother’s Day, my birthday and Christmas all…

shadows, timing, faith

Shedding Light on Timing

Many times during our decade-long journey of waiting for our daughter I struggled with God’s timing. I thought my idea of timing was the right one. God is outside of time. He sees the big picture. Sometimes we only see in hindsight that a particular timing indeed was the right timing. Focus on the Creator…

Let it Go, Adoption, Adoptive Parents Song

Let It Go (Adoption Version)

As often as I must hear the children around me sing the song “Let it Go,” I couldn’t help but write my own parody based on our adoption journey. Some of you (especially those still on your journeys) may be able to relate to this adoptive parents’ parody of Idina Menzel’s song Let It Go. I…

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10 Adoption-Related Boards on Pinterest

Are you on Pinterest? Do you pin adoption-related pictures? Are you going through a paper pregnancy? Here are my adoption-related Pinterest Boards: 10. Parenting Adopted Children — pins and posts about parenting in general and specifically parenting adopted children 9. Birthmoms – Pins about incredible birthmoms I have read about or gotten to know. 8.…