Category Archives: Birth Families

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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I am not ME without WE

I stumbled across an African philosophy several years ago that has become a part of my family’s everyday life.   We were just stepping foot onto the long and twisted Ethiopian adoption road, and while the rest of the world … 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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