Thursday, April 15, 2010


I had posted a couple of days ago about making it known on your blog today if you have had a successful adoption, whether international, domestic, or whatever the case may be. I wanted to share quickly our story.

We have had the privilege of adopting 3 beautiful children through the foster care system over the last few years. We adopted our son back in July 2007. He came to us when he was 23 months old. We adopted him almost 2 years to the day we brought him into our home. Something special about Shawn's placement-he was placed with us on my birthday. It's one birthday gift I will never forget.
Then we got our oldest daughter. She was 18 months old when she was placed in our home. Her case was a little different than our son's as we thought she was going home, then she wasn't, going home, then she wasn't. Finally in November, we made her an official member of our family. And then we have the littlest one. She came to us when she was just 5 days old. She was always happy, didn't cry unless hungry. She is actually the biological sibling to our son. My husband and I feel it is such a blessing to be able to keep the siblings together. We finalized her adoption 1 year and 8 months later (March of this year). It has been so fun watching her grow from newborn to the little girl she is now.I am so thankful for each of my children-it hasn't always been easy, but they are each a blessing to me. They keep me on my toes for sure.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you finally have your family and no more visits and hearings and crazy birth parents to deal with:) love ya