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Apr 15, 2019

Infertility to Adoption – Post 9 “1 to 4 kids”

I left off with our sweet baby Mary leaving in Post 8. I also told you not to be too sad about it either, didn’t I? Well I’m going to tell you why now. Aren’t you excited! Brent and I had told DSS the word NO on two occasions since we had our loss. It was too soon and I had came down with the flu and pneumonia. It was terrible. So I finally am starting to feel better and we...Read More 

Apr 7, 2019

Infertility to Adoption – Post 8 “How long do we get to stay together?”

How long do we get to stay together? That was the question everyone wanted to know, including us. We knew that within 7 days of a child being removed from their parent’s custody, a hearing had to take place in front of the judge and the parents usually come to that hearing, especially if they are interested in reunification. Then DSS gives the parents a plan. This means that they have a...Read More 

Dec 31, 2018

Infertility to Adoption – Post 7 “Bring on the babies”

This season of life can be summed up into one phrase. BRING ON THE BABIES! I can remember the day like it was yesterday. THE day we got our first foster call. I took the day off from work. It was a Friday, and I was cleaning like a mad woman that day. Upstairs, downstairs, the stairs themselves. We were planning on having a dinner that weekend to celebrate 1 year in our house. Two families from...Read More 

Dec 17, 2018

The week our daughter was diagnosed Developmentally Delayed

It’s 5:35 in the morning on a Wednesday in September. This is the second early morning in a row I’ve woken with anxious thoughts, then distinguished said thoughts with the truth about who my daughter is. The truth that she is exactly who she is supposed to be, and the truth that we are supposed to be her parents and the truth that God put her in our lives for many reasons and that...Read More 

Oct 30, 2018

Infertility to Adoption – Part 6 “Foster Care Class”

We were excited to begin Foster Care Class. Classes were two nights a week for 3 hours and I believe they were for 4 weeks. My husband and I learned so much about foster care during those classes. What we learned in Foster Care Class Here are the impressions I took away from the class. Every single child who has ever been in foster care has suffered trauma. No matter how clean, nice and safe...Read More 

Oct 14, 2018

Infertility to Adoption – Part 5 “Ordained Friendship”

Do you ever look back and realize your relationship with certain people changed the trajectory of your life? Well that is exactly what happen to us in 2011. I would call these ordained friendships. You often become like the people you associate with, and we associated with adoptive and foster parents, so there ya go! To refresh your memory, we had found a great church in our new town of Mooresville,...Read More 

Sep 24, 2018

Infertility to Adoption – Part 4 “Life on Hold”

Ever feel like your life is on hold? I felt that way, like our lives were on hold for the next year. Maybe it was more survival. We were 29 and 32 at the time. I left off my last post (Is IVF for us?)  with my husband loosing his job. Many of you can relate and you know how scary it is to be laid off, especially when you have built a life that requires two incomes. So there we were calculating...Read More 

Sep 11, 2018

Infertility to Adoption – Part 3 “Is IVF for us?”

What an emotional time. I was so relieved to be healing. So relieved I didn’t have cancer. So relieved my husband was really holding up his end of “in sickness and in health”. And I was relieved he didn’t show disappointment in my body. The fact that I knew I couldn’t have children without IVF, in vitro fertilization, made me sad and feel less than. This new reality...Read More 

Sep 6, 2018

Must Have Items For Young Children

Many of you know we are foster and adoptive parents. These are our Must Have Items for Young Children! We went from 0 to 4 kids in 14 months and we have found some must-have items and resources that have helped us that I want to share with you all. If you are more of a video watcher, I made a video too! Want to read more about our Foster & Adoption Journey? Then click here to read Part...Read More 

Sep 1, 2018

Infertility to Adoption – Part 2 “You May Have Cancer”

Infertility to Adoption – Part 2 Catch up by reading  Infertility to Adoption – Part 1 The first time I walked into the oncology office was weird. There were lots of sick looking people, and I didn’t look sick. My husband and I checked in and waited to be called back. Heather, the nurse was so helpful and the doctor so kind. They talked to us, examined me and did blood work....Read More 

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