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Having Patience and Faith While Waiting to Adopt

There are moments in life that require patience. Things like standing in a long line at a store during the holiday season or keeping your child entertained while at a very busy drive-thru require you to stay composed. Then there are times where no amount of patience seems to be enough. Waiting for the arrival of a […]

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The Deepest Kind of Gratitude: A Letter to Our Child’s Birth Mother

November: the beautiful month full of life’s little pleasures. You can watch squirrels so diligently gather and hide acorns for the winter, see wild turkeys majestically strut across the empty fields, and see children’s sweet breath as they run around outside on chilly mornings. Everyone is a little kinder and gentler to each other as […]

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{Sponsored Post and Giveaway}: Chalkolate Cake

It’s that time again: back-to-school!  Time for new backpacks, new teachers, and the ever-popular “first day of school picture”.  If you’re looking for ways to spice up those photos this year, and maybe you aren’t the most crafty/creative mom, look no further than Chalkolate Cake! With adorable, printable signs for all occasions, this locally-owned Etsy […]

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Waiting For an Egg to Hatch: My Story of Infertility

For as long as I can remember, I pictured myself as a wife and mother. I never thought my life would be any different than that. Like my own mother, my older sister, and my friends, I just assumed that I, too, would eventually become pregnant and my life as a mother would begin. I […]

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Black and White and Too Much Grey: My Story of Finding My Birth Family

November has many things to be thankful for (gobble, gobble), but it is also National Adoption Awareness Month. An entire month dedicated to raising awareness for the mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and others who choose to love their adopted babies, big and small. Two amazing people adopted me several years ago when HIPAA laws […]

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