Browsing All posts tagged under »Adoption«

orphan hope.

December 8, 2010


listen. there’s something i want to tell you. you need to know i’m really, really excited about this. in february, russ & i will be traveling to nw arkansas for the !deacamp: orphan hope. we’ve been trying to get to !deacamps since they started two years ago in california. our friend charles lee, networker extraordinaire, […]

foster care: relationships

March 28, 2010


“To give birth is incredible. To foster a child is divine.” A foster mom told me this after a brief freak-out. This whole process – paperwork, studying, collecting data and preparing to be responsible for living and breathing but broken human beings – definitely overwhelms at times. And Thursday night, in the midst of documentation and […]

how quickly we forget

March 23, 2010


I woke up this morning burdened for Haiti. I sat and did my 750 words and the only thing that came out was how I missed it and how the orphans were calling out to me and how I felt absolutely helpless to do anything except pray for their freedom. And then I forgot. I […]

foster care training – documentation

March 22, 2010


It’s been awhile since I’ve updated about foster-care training. And, we’re still in the training – no worries. It’s just been…hectic. To say the least. So. Yesterday we talked about documentation. This is something I’m incredibly familiar with – being a teacher. Everything we do has to be documented. Talked to a parent? Write it […]

separation, loss & grief

February 22, 2010


We started our paperwork last week. And I know this picture shows absolutely nothing of the stress that COULD be involved – I’m happy to say we finished the first part of our application without any grief. Looking at what’s left though – it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So I’ll shut the binder for a […]

first steps

February 16, 2010


i’m not sure where our story begins. at least not in the traditional sense. you have the standard story: boy meets girl. boy and girl fall in love. boy and girl gets married, have kids, buy a home and live happily ever after. in case you haven’t noticed, we typically shy away from tradition. there […]

kairos pt. 2 – ronel

January 30, 2010


About a week ago, I posted about Amos, an incredible little boy who needed to be reunited with his family. Since then, I have been introduced to countless precious faces reunited with their forever families. And then I heard of Ronel. I actually already knew who he was. Jamie Ivey posted a blog about him […]


January 23, 2010


i’m sitting here, cuddled in my duvet and propped up against some pillows, absolutely exhausted by anxiously waiting. any minute now…any moment….Amos will be reunited with his mom and dad. that’s right. you read that correctly. earlier this evening, as they were setting up for a benefit in houston, the iveys received word that Amos […]