The One that Almost Was

Goodness, I had hoped for better news for you today. We have spent the last two months getting to know an awesome Mom who found our profile online and chose us to adopt her unborn child. The baby’s due date was March 14, she was scheduled to be induced Monday, he was born Monday afternoon, … Read more

A Shout-Out and a Christmas Gift

Many say that this is “The Season of Giving”. Something about Christmas makes even non-religious people look beyond themselves to the needs of others around them. It’s wonderful! To that end, I wanted to give a little shout out to a ministry that Jared and I have only recently discovered but have been touched personally … Read more

A New Beginning and its End

Well…we did it. We survived our first foster placement. Since my last posting we were placed with two kiddos and just this morning they left our house. We received a small boy and girl immediately after they were pulled from their home. They had a lot of needs, we spent the 30 days we had … Read more

Well…What Do We Do Now?

It’s a question that has been buried in my brain for many months now. What are we going to do if this doesn’t work out? I never wanted to bring it to the surface because I knew that it would mean making some hard decisions. This week, however, the dreaded time has arrived and we … Read more

April Showers and May…Paperwork??

I’ve often wondered, if April showers bring May flowers then what do May showers bring? Well, for this year anyway that answer is: more paperwork! (wah wah…) We completed our training requirements and as of May 21st are officially licensed to provide foster care. We also have begun our yearly update with Bethany Christian Services. … Read more

A Christmas Miracle

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.” (1 John 3:1 NIV) Christmas in itself is a miracle. That God would come to earth … Read more

Not a Thanksgiving Post

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14 I’ve said all month that I’m not going to do a Thanksgiving post. Not that I don’t have anything to … Read more

Our Journey

Where do I start? Kristal says to start from the beginning. In December of 2013 we started our domestic adoption journey with Bethany. We did extensive research on many different agencies across the U.S., and after much discussion, we felt God leading us to Bethany Christian Services. We chose Bethany because of their values, location, … Read more


Jared has said for many years that my tight heel-cords must be a sign or symptom of my stubbornness. I will admit, I like things the way I like them and that’s how I like it. That being said, I have struggled in my stubbornness thorough this part of the adoption process. Up until now, … Read more