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Adoption is Like Fishing

My husband and I are currently in the waiting stage of our adoption. Oddly enough, it was fishing that helped me put the adoption wait into perspective. Here is my insight… Decisions, Decisions A positive outcome comes from preparation. In fishing, preparing involves making decisions. First you have to decide what to fish for. Then […]

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child…and Encourage a Couple Hoping to Adopt!

An old African proverb states that it takes a village to raise a child. In many African villages, raising the children in the community is everyone’s responsibility. We love the idea that none of us is alone and that we have others to turn to on our life’s journey. No matter the situation, there is […]

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Living in a Glass House-Being Open in our Open Adoption Journey!

Adoption is a journey of transparency.  You have to commit to openness, not just to the future birth family you will connect with, but really to the world at large.  It feels scary and risky at times.  There are days when I feel like we are living in a glass house or are the stars of […]

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Marketing Your Adoption in 2011

Guest Blogger Carrie Bedwell Shares Her Secrets You’ve signed your contract with your agency and now it’s time to promote yourself as a potential adoptive parent or parents. Though my husband and I are still waiting to “match” with our potential birth parents, here are the marketing strategies we are currently utilizing Decide what marketing […]

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Lessons From Kung Fu Panda II

Life lessons come from all around us. We might have a truth whispered to our heart through a song on the radio. We might gain wisdom from the loving words of a close friend. We might see a lesson played out in front of us at the mall or on our job. We may even […]

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Welcome to Survivor: the adoption series

  Life is a challenge, meet it!  Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it!  Life is Love, enjoy it!  Sri Sathya Sai Baba     Ready, Set, Go! It’s time for your next challenge on the new reality show, Survivor: the adoption series. You will be tested in the areas […]

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