Category Archives: Special Needs 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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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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Perspective and Happy Mother’s Day

My perspective has never been the same since I returned from Ethiopia 7 months ago. I saw a lot.  I heard a lot. I touched a lot.  A lot touched me. When the world started talking about swine flu last … Continue reading

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