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Adoption the First Time Around

We adopted our daughter 8 mos. ago and expect to finalize soon, God willing. anyway, we ended up going through an agency after months of trying it on our own.We wanted the baby God had plan... [more]

The Greatest Gift: The Story Continues

From a recent phone call to the director of the agency who helped place our son, I gained meaningful insights into the life of a very special person who was touched by adoption. It began wi... [more]

How We Became A Family

My husband Bill and I talked about our hopes of raising a family even while we were dating. I knew then, and made sure he knew, that it might be hard for me to get pregnant. I was told this... [more]

Coincidence Makes the Perfect Family

We always wanted an open adoption, so in 1985, through an adoption agency, we met with a potential birth mother. She had been adopted, but instead of the clandestine way it happened (meet o... [more]

Becoming a Mother Through Adoption

January 17, 1991, the day the Gulf War broke out will be a day I will never forget. This day won't stick in my mind because of the bombings I saw live on television but because of the telep... [more]

In His Time

"We have a baby for you and Jamie." Those were the words that came across the phone line Friday, April 22, 2005 around 2:00 p.m. There I sat planning with a teammate on upcoming pr... [more]

Carried in My Heart

You did not grow in my belly I did not see you when you were born I don't know when you took your first steps I don't know your first word But you were always with me I heard you... [more]

Adopting My Siblings at 16

In 1977, at the age of 16, I was emancipated and awarded custody of my two sisters and brother. Their ages at the time were 13, 9, and 4. From that day on my life has felt as if I am pushin... [more]

The Miracle of Baby Luke

Most people go on their first dates and talk about movies, likes and dislikes. Maurice and I talked about wanting children on our first date. Granted, we weren't 25 anymore and we both had a... [more]

Your Parenting Tool Box

Any mechanic, carpenter or other professional will tell you one of the keys to getting the job done right is to have the right tool. Having the right tool for the right job makes for much le... [more]

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Joejessie is a very energetic, active, and outgoing child. He enjoys being outdoors and playing video games. He doesn?EUR(TM)t like to sit still for long periods, unless he is... [more]
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We are a loving medical doctor and lawyer childless couple who want to offer a home full of love, and a life full of opportunity to two children. We are looking forward to get to... [more]
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