We never dreamed we would have a large family. We never thought we would struggle to find a kitchen table or a car that would fit us all. But God had a plan for us much bigger than us as a couple, or us as a family. Our story starts with infertility and it continues to this day. From infertility, to foster care, to adoption (with a few detours along the way), and our life after. Thanks for following us! We love answering your questions, just ask!
Teaching our five kids to ski
It’s something Jared said we would never do…teach all 5 kids to ski AT THE SAME TIME!! It turned out even better than expected. Check out how great they did!
Saturday with us
Ever wonder what a typical Saturday looks like for a large family? Follow along with us!
What is Secondary Trauma
We hiked every single trail at Henning State Park while I talk a little bit about secondary trauma and how it affects us as foster and adoptive parents.
Getting ready for your Homestudy
The Homestudy is one of the most nerve-wracking parts of getting licensed to foster or adopt. We walk you through a few things you can do to be ready and hopefully convince you it’s not quite as scary as you thought!
Fair warning: Unpopular opinion to follow. Have you heard the phrase, “Die to self?” All Bible lessons aside…isn’t this what motherhood is about? Putting the needs of others ahead of our own…including (and, in my case, especially) our ego???This morning was particularly rough. Don’t get me wrong, it’s never smooth trying to get 5 kids […]
All adoption journeys are unique, we know we are little biased but we think our adoption journey is the best of all: We knew early in our marriage that if we were not able to conceive naturally we would adopt. Originally the plan was international but as you will see, that spiraled into something much […]
It turns out that I’ve had anxiety for a while now. I’m controlling and extremely type A which I suppose made me the ideal candidate for adopting a sibling group of five out of foster care. I’ve always known I was controlling. I’ve always known I was type A. These were simply annoying character traits […]
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