t-shirts, grants + more

We’re crawling out from underneath a lot of adoption paperwork and logistics. And it really feels like we’ve hit a stride. Both in adoption and marriage. (Have I mentioned we’re still very much newlyweds navigating that dreaded first year? Ha!) The joy and laughter is outweighing the worries and tears these days. And it feels… Continue reading t-shirts, grants + more

date night: high school football game

I love fall. Love it, love it, love it. And fall in St. Louis just seems so short. It’s way hot… and then suddenly just a bit too chilly to do much outside. In an effort to soak up as much of fall’s glory as early as possible, I planned a date night to… a… Continue reading date night: high school football game

job loss? worry + transformation

I could probably write one thousand posts on how this adoption process is challenging my insecurities and worries. I probably will write more than this one. A friend said the adoption process is transformative, and I have to say I wouldn’t mind some transformation in the worry department. I’m such a worrier. But friends, I’m… Continue reading job loss? worry + transformation

questions for those adopting

I sometimes feel so deep (too deep?) in the adoption world, I forget that some people haven’t really had a friend or family member adopt. And, this isn’t a personal complaint, but I’ve come to realize some people just don’t know what to ask people in the process of adopting. We all know what to… Continue reading questions for those adopting

adoption in America

Some students in the USC Master’s of Social Work program created this infographic. It’s quite informative! And beautifully done. They mention adoption caseworkers at the bottom — that’s my job! (Also, note: They misuse “orphan,” in my opinion. An orphan is traditionally defined as a child who has lost one or both parents. Many kids in… Continue reading adoption in America

little adoption update

Because of the social media policy our agency has, I sometimes forget that there are things I can say about our adoption process. A quick update: Boy or girl: We are getting closer and closer to being eligible for a referral. While we can’t tell you exactly where we are in the process, we will absolutely share the… Continue reading little adoption update