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 […]