Category Archives: Adoption

What are Little Boys Made Of?

I knew my work at the finishing school wasn’t complete when I came across my People Magazine Special Collectors Issue of William and Kate’s wedding tucked into the magazine rack and on the cover and every subsequent image of the … Continue reading

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Invisible No More

They are invisible until just one set of eyes sees their potential. Until one heart sees their worth.  Until one soul sees their merit and their deservedness to live. I think of my sons and their lives in an orphanage. I … Continue reading

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Reuniting the Band

When I was little, my dad told tales of his life as the son of an immigrant Irish sheep rancher in the late 1930’s. He was just a boy but for two or three weeks out of the year in the … Continue reading

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Serendipity

It all began less that two weeks ago.  Really, it was a Friday like all the other Fridays in the fall.  Prying my eleven year olds out of bed. Hugging Nick and whispering a silent prayer for his safety in … Continue reading

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Pictures do tell a thousand words…and then some

Four years ago, after twenty-two hours of travel between Addis Ababa and Portland, Oregon, Noah met the rest of the family.  Rather than write about it I figured I would show you through the pictures my friend Kathryn took of … Continue reading

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