First, let me post the TL;DR version right up top: Shirly and I have suspended all efforts to adopt. We have closed our old site, mormonsadopting.com, and have deactivated our account on adoption.com. I’m sure this is disappointing and even heartbreaking to our friends and family, who have held out hope and prayed for us and with us as we have sought the blessing of posterity. We’re simply at a point of spiritual exhaustion with respect to this matter, for reasons that should be abundantly clear in the course of this post. [Read more…]
This is my story…sort of. I am imperfect & really don’t like that part of me. This poem reminds to get back up & keep going. [Read more…]
It is easy to think that I have it difficult or that others have an easier life than I do. Often the adversary whispers in my ear that life is not fair or my challenges are too difficult. During these times I need a reality check. I need to remember that there are others that have challenges as well. This poem is one of my checks. It reminds me to lose myself in the service of others. [Read more…]
I got the following message through the website today:
Hi, I am LDS and have adopted and came across your page. Have you considered foster care, i.e. fostering to adopt? I have adopted two newborns in two years, one has returned to a family member, and I’m not sure about baby #4’s future… Whether the parenting is foster or forever, it’s the kind of amazing that is impossible to put into words. If you’d like to learn more about this route, please feel free to send me a note!
Oh boy. Here we go. [Read more…]
This article from Bunmi Laditan (the mad genius behind Honest Toddler, one of my favorite Twitter accounts at the moment) is making the rounds. Short version: parents need to stop trying so hard to make their children’s lives a perfectly crafted fairytale and let them find their own magic. Too many gems in this article to list, but I’ll focus on just one: [Read more…]