Author Archives: Kathe

I was chatting with another adoptive mom today via FB message.  She made a comment that she was so weary of the constant stress of dealing with her AS (adopted son) 16.  In and out of the home, inappropriate behaviors … Continue reading

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You Can Help!

It’s overwhelming reading the responses to my last several postings.  Over 1K shares on FB alone and many, many times re-posted within social media.  Change is definitely needed in the area of adoption of older children and teens.  There are … Continue reading

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The Backlash Has Begun – Good!

I’m hitting a nerve with some people.  Excellent.  Means what I’m saying just might be making a difference.  There are some who are downright mad and have told me in no uncertain terms to take down my offensive post.  Seems … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough – Teen Adoption

Just ended a phone conversation with another adoptive mama.  They’ve been through the ringer.  Arson, drugs, lying to CPS about them, court, psychiatrists and counselors, did I say lying?  This morning I had a long conversation with Anna.  The first … Continue reading

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From Orphan Advocate to Pure Silence…..

Today I got three Facebook requests about orphans.  One from a hosting organization trying to place children/teens for winter hosting and another from a friend who is adopting, asking for financial help. My heart is broken.  My eyes hurt from … Continue reading

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Is Teen Adoption Doing the Right Thing?

I haven’t written here in months.  I’ve spent the past 6 weeks formulating this one post you are about to read.  I’ve prayed constantly on it.  Asked for wisdom and guidance in putting down the words.  I’ve cried, am crying … Continue reading

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Is There Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

I’m looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve never known anything as hard as this. They say the hard road is the one you want to be on. I don’t think anyone wants this. I don’t. … Continue reading

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Seven Months Home

Today I was thinking back to the beginning of the second adoption journey.  Remembering how stressful it was to get the dossier (huge pile of documents for the Ukraine government) and the USCIS 600a (another pile of documents for the … Continue reading

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Yahweh Smiles!

I love it when Yahweh smiles at me.  Little smiles, big smiles.  It shows me that He is present in my life.  That He is right here, loving on me.  Showing that He cares.  Sometimes it’s as simple as driving … Continue reading

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The Thief – Part II

I don’t know my life anymore.  I struggle to find the positive, happy person that used to live in my body.  I actually work hard at it.  I read positive books.  I read my Bible.  I fill my head with … Continue reading

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