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The Hollywood Adoption Fairy Tale

Hollywood.  Over the past week several T.V. shows and movies have come to my attention that concern adoption in one aspect or another.  I made myself sit down and watch them all to gain some perspective on what viewers see … Continue reading

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I Am Grateful!

The past few weeks I have been writing the book.  To say it’s been hard is an understatement.  Dredging through the trauma that infused our lives the past five years has brought so many unwanted feelings to the surface.  Just … Continue reading

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Warning! No Happy Ending! Adoption gone wrong!

One of the reasons I’m writing this book on adoption is as a warning to those who are contemplating adopting.  In the book I will share other adoption stories that have been told to me. Names, locations, and other personal … 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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The Fruit of His Spirit

What a difference a few days can make. The power of prayer is phenomenal. These past few weeks have stretched us way beyond anything we could have ever imagined.  Yesterday was calm.  This morning before school was calm.  I am … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: 5 Weeks Home

Today I made borscht.  A 10-gallon pot of it.  Since we’ve been home I try to make a Ukrainian dish at least once a week.  They seem to all appreciate it, or at least seemed to until today.  None of … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: One Week Home

Whoo Hoo we are almost over jet lag!  Settling into things here.  Silly me decided to jump into an Arbonne detox on Monday and wowza those must-have daily ice cream cones in Ukraine are coming back to bite me big … Continue reading

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You’re Such a Nice Person! HA!

There are some common things people say to me when I mention adopting teenagers from Ukraine.  I hear them over and over again and always reply the same way.  I wonder if other adopting parents hear them.  They aren’t bad … Continue reading

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Flashback Adoption: August 6th Ukraine

From time to time you’ll find a flashback article.  These are things I’ve written that either have not been published or were published to our super secret members only Facebook group.  Now that we are home safe and sound they … Continue reading

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It Makes A Difference!

About a year ago we decided to go gluten free.  It really made a difference in how I feel, headaches for Garrett and I, and disappearing belly fat.  It’s been a good change.  The biggest problem became finding a good … Continue reading

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