Category Archives: Older Child Adoption

Gift Exchange

Eleven years ago yesterday I met my eighteen year old son for the very first time. I remember sitting on the lemon chiffon colored leather couch in the perfectly lacquered and polished greeting room at the Beijing Children’s Welfare Institute … 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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Purpose

Looking back, I shake my head on how much I didn’t get when we added a six year old boy from Ethiopia to our family five years ago.  On the outside, we foolishly convinced ourselves that everything was fine but … 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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One Hundred and Eighty Degrees…

The morning after Noah and I arrived home we were both wide awake when the morning sun filtered through the Cascade foothills to the east.  Inquisitive Noah set off to explore his new world while I drug myself to the kitchen … Continue reading

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