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I'm sitting in the morning quiet of Josh's parents house. Right now Isaiah is playing with his grandpa on the computer and everyone else is asleep. I'm looking out the window at their lovely pool set into a rocky hill, though now closed up for the winter.
KimberlyandJosh · 916 days ago

The Fourth of July! I love this holiday!  As a 1st generation American,  i love proudly displaying the flag, putting out the flag bunting on the railings and wearing red, white, and blue... and FIREWORKS!  Living close to DC gives us a pretty unique opp
Melissa_and_Tim_Adopt · 1057 days ago

Though our birthdays may make us a few years older than other families on this wonderful website, please take a moment to reflect on this journal post. There are many wonderful benefits of being alittle bit older such as we have more patience now than in o
· 1113 days ago

We have been busy the past few weeks.  Last Saturday Brandon had the opportunity to participate in a local fund raising campaign to help raise money for a home for the mentally and physically disabled.  Brandon along with other family members participated
bvanstrien · 64 days ago

We made our annual trip to see the circus....what fun! The animals and acts were incredible, as was the cotton candy! Graham got his first library card last week. He was so excited to check out his first book "Planet Earth". We read it that night together.
carol_adopts · 133 days ago

Our home study is complete and we are ready to adopt!
PattyandJim · 896 days ago

This evening we started decorating our Christmas Tree. This was quite the experience this year because Christina isn't old enough to remember last Christmas, and this year she is walking and exploring. We aren't sure if you can tell from the photo, but the
smlbdl · 912 days ago

When we arrived home late last night, there was snow on the ground. When snow falls, I'm still a little kid, happily caught up in the magic. We're probably a couple of weeks from true snow, but just the little taste got me over my melancholy that the trees
KimberlyandJosh · 913 days ago

My first journal entry on parentfinder. I'm excited to share my thoughts about this adoption and our life as we wait.   Even though our new baby hasn't found us yet, we're moving along with our preparations. Isaiah turned seven and decided he was too big
KimberlyandJosh · 925 days ago

  Building a relationship with our birth-mother*:  The key would be for as much communication as possible.  Of course this starts with that first phone call from an expectant mother… it is thrilling for us, but we’re sure is pretty nerve-wracking for an ex
Melissa_and_Tim_Adopt · 965 days ago

Today was a quiet day for me which was so nice.  I even found time to take a nap...it was so good. The city we live in is know for their great garage sales and has them going on this weekend...I am a little bummed that I won't have time to go to them.  I h
NickandKristina · 979 days ago

So yesterday we got to spend the day with our niece Kaylin who is 2 years old.  We had so much fun we took Kino(our dog) for a walk, read books, picked tomatoes out of our garden, baked some muffins, played with barrel of monkeys, pick up walnuts, and play
NickandKristina · 979 days ago

We promise to be the best parents we can be to your child.  We promise to love your child unconditionally, forever and always. We promise to be open and honest with you always. We promise to make sure your child knows you and your love unconditionally, al
westonregina · 981 days ago

So yesterday we thought that we would take a bike ride on some trails.  It was such a beautiful day.  So we got up went to church, had lunch, watched football and then went for our bike ride....needless to say I think I need to learn how to ride a bike aga
NickandKristina · 983 days ago

Dear Birthmother, You may have noticed that we haven't written any journal entries in quite a while.  Around the middle of August, we met with an absolutely wonderful young lady who was due with a little girl in a few months.  We were beyond impressed with
etstone · 986 days ago

I heard this song on the radio this morning and it never gets old. It always hits me to the very core. Praying each and everyday for the little one God has for us and for the mom.  No matter what we are going through, God has a plan for you and I and it is
jmangum · 988 days ago

We have finished painting the nursery. It's a beautiful blue. It will be a pretty and soothing color for boy or a girl. Kelly plans to paint a Jenny Lind baby bed next. It will be a sunny yellow. The nursery colors are going to be blue, yellow and sage. It
JoshKelly · 990 days ago

We went for a walk in our favorite park this afternoon. We fed the ducks and geese. The weather was beautiful.
JoshKelly · 991 days ago

We're painting the nursery tomorrow. Decorating the nursery will keep us busy as we wait to adopt.
JoshKelly · 998 days ago

Recently, I came across a poem that really moved me and really sums up the love we have for a child that we hope will be ours very soon . . .   We didn't give you the gift of life, but in our hearts we know,  the love we feel is deep and real, as if it had
etstone · 1020 days ago

Sometimes, I don't know what to write on this blog. Part of me doesn't want to reveal too much so that whoever is reading this won't think I'm crazy :). But I think I'm just going to be myself and start posting everyday-life stuff....because that's me. So
JenniferTom · 1093 days ago

We have welcomed and adopted our new son Miles.  He was born on May 10 in Tucson.  He is amazing and beautiful.  He grows and changes every day. Parenthood is already an amazing journey.  We get less sleep and eat in shifts but enjoy every precious second.
MattandJenny · 1095 days ago

We are one day into our family Memorial Day celebration. Sally's grandparents' house in small-town Virginia is becoming a wonderful central location for family gatherings. Mostly, we sit on a fantastic screened-in porch, looking at the countryside and ca
sallyjoe · 1097 days ago

We were close to being matched...very very close.  The birthmom decided to parent.  While we were waiting to hear, I prayed for the birthmom...'cause I can only imagine her anguish in making a decision.  I feel in my heart that she will be a GREAT parent,
chrisandkevin · 1109 days ago

MIke is a great instructor looking for baby boy to adopt   We are hoping to adopt a baby soon typre
MikeandMary · 1115 days ago

Micah and I love to celebrate every holiday we can think of. If there is a day to celebrate, you better believe that Micah and I will have friends and family over to share in the festivities. Festivities which ALWAYS involves yummy food! Both Micah and I l
MicahandJenn · 1116 days ago

Since we have become "waiting" parents, we have been praying for the baby that we will have the privilege of loving and raising.  There are several verses from the Bible that inspire our prayers.  One is, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares th
sallyjoe · 1123 days ago


Networking in the adoption community can give you a sense of support and, for those who are hopeful adoptive parents, can make you feel like you are "doing something" while you wait...and wait.  Technology helps so much in our ability to connect- I've met
· 1129 days ago

My best friend sent this book to me and urged me to read it. Her daughter was stillborn last year. It was devastating for her and her husband. They are doing better now and hoping to be pregnant again soon. This book helped her through the process. it cert
· 1139 days ago

Hello to anyone reading this.  This is the Kate of Todd and Kate.  I tend to be the writer in the family, so I will probably be posting the most.  But, I'm sure Todd will post an entry here and there.  Our adoption journey is a long one.  We got married i
KateTodd · 1141 days ago

We are so blessed to be matched with such a wonderful expectant mother.  We are lucky she let us to go a doctor's appointment recently we saw and heard our child's heart beating and got to tour the hospital she will deliver at.  We also got to share her bi
MattandJenny · 1147 days ago

Some people don't believe in true love. I do.   Tom and I met in college, and I thought he was the coolest guy. We were friends for 3 years before I even realized he liked me because I thought "He's too cool to like a nerdy girl like me." We dated for a ye
JenniferTom · 1158 days ago

Hi, my name is Mary. I am Nate's mother and grandmother to his nieces and nephews. Do I have my hair in a bun? Do I bake cookies and teach my granddaughters how to make doll clothes? MAYBE WHEN I GET OLD!!! For now, I am a laughing, smiling, playful grandm
SarahandNate · 1158 days ago

We met with our assessor this afternoon and our homestudy is nearly complete. They are just waiting on a couple of our references to make it official. The waiting on our references is not really a hold up if we are chosen by a birthparent. We went out a
heatherjeremy · 1181 days ago

We are off to IHOP to celebrate.  Instead of a birthday cake we are having birthday pancakes for dinner!!!  
MattandJenny · 1185 days ago

Five Ways to Not Go Insane While Adopting is the new article/blog at the adoption goddess.  She encouraged us to share our own ways of dealing.   1)  Talking about it.  I think at first we were embarrassed by our infertility and worried about how other wou
MattandJenny · 1187 days ago

Birth Mother Seeking Family for Adoption The above text is a header1 type. This will help you be found via search engines. Using heading1, heading 2 or heading 3 with key words like adoption, adopting or approved family for adoption TO use headings use the
MikeandMary · 1233 days ago

     Well, it seems it has been awhile since I have written anything.  Why?  One simple word: summer.  I'm sure most people see teacher and summer and think it's just been relaxing and being lazy.  I won't lie - I had a couple days of that.  But, I tend to
KateTodd · 1032 days ago

Happy Mother's Day to anyone reading this who is a Mother.  And to those who, like me, are waiting to become mothers, Happy Mother-to-Be day! In the past, Mother's Day has been so tough on me.  I have spent it moping around the house, being miserable.  But
KateTodd · 1110 days ago

We both strongly agree in equality and respect as well as appreciate another's race, religion, and/or creed. There is so much beauty in different cultures. From the language to the food we can learn and experience so much. Our childhoods were spent wit
· 1144 days ago

I love our Friday nights. Unless we're out with friends or away, we sit down to a nice dinner, light candles, and say prayers, and then go around the table saying one thing we really love about each other. It's such a nice ritual. Of course it's great to h
KimberlyandJosh · 921 days ago

So, we announced at church that we had passed our home study and were officially in the "waiting pool" to adopt.  That was awhile ago.  Ever since, it seems that I get at least one sweet "church lady" asks, "So, when is the baby coming?"  And I smile and s
KateTodd · 1128 days ago

We have been on the adoption waiting list for about 7 months now. Praying that God gives us strength during this waiting period. We would love to be parents and share our love with a child. We know that God has a plan but sometimes the waiting is so hard.
JoeyAnn · 1083 days ago

Yippee for Valentine's Day! Jack got a heart shaped box of candy, Kevin got Angry Bird boxer shorts and I got Angry Bird pajama pants! :-) 
chrisandkevin · 833 days ago

So my mom (Oma) likes to forward me emails. She rarely writes her own message—we save our chats for our frequent Skype talks—but forwards these feel good, have a great laugh, just for fun mails so that I know she’s thinking about me. Most are sweet, and I
· 1218 days ago

We made some new friends today.  Paul and I went over to a fellow ParentFinder couple who were just placed with their baby.  They welcomed us into their home, it felt like we have been friends for a long time.  Matt's parents and sister were visiting, we f
pauljennifer · 1091 days ago

Colby and I had an opportunity to have a mommy/son date tonight.  We went to get ice cream at one of our favorite places - Bruster's.  After talking about various random things, out of the blue, Colby asked why we were still waiting so long for a little br
etstone · 1098 days ago

I am so proud to say that Joey and I have been together 17 years today! We have such a special love and I am so lucky to have such a wonderful man in my life. We are so looking forward to adding to our family.
JoeyAnn · 1071 days ago

Thank you to all of our military for the freedom we have in the USA. My father was in the Vietnam War and I am so thankful for all the military that put their lives on the line for us to have freedom. We have enjoyed a wonderful Memorial day weekend with f
JoeyAnn · 1095 days ago

Today is a wonderful day! It is my husband's 36th birthday and the day our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified so we could have eternal life. I am so thankful for today. Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband. I am so thankful to have such a caring and loving
JoeyAnn · 1148 days ago

This weekend was Joey's little sisters birthday. Lauren turned 12 years old this year  . Lauren has decided for the last two years to have her birthday parties at our home. We did Smurfs theme this year, so cute! I am so glad that she loves coming over wit
JoeyAnn · 1170 days ago

We are so looking forward to a wonderful 2012! Looking back 2011 I believe we have been so blessed in life. I have to say the good far out ways the bad. We experienced a lot in 2011. Brief view at our last year. We made several new friends and welcomed a n
JoeyAnn · 1232 days ago

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I believe this has to be one of the best Christmas times we have had so far. We started a new tradition with my family. My entire family came over Christmas Eve and spent the night with us. We went to church, ate lo
JoeyAnn · 1249 days ago

Heading out to the lake for some fun in the sun. Looking forward to skiing and wakeboarding with family. Grilling out this afternoon and then going to our friends home to see the fireworks. We took our boat out for dinner last night with our sweet niece to
JoeyAnn · 1058 days ago

As I make plans to honor my own mother and mother-in-law by cooking a brunch for Mother's Day this Sunday, I have to stop and think about how lucky I am to be able to celebrate Mother's Day myself.  I think about Colby's birthmother often, but especially a
etstone · 1113 days ago

Happy Easter to everyone. So thankful for today that our lord and savior Jesus Christ rose from the dead to live so that we may have eternal life. We are saying a special prayer for everyone on parentfinder today. I know that we are all on the same path in
JoeyAnn · 1145 days ago

The other night after bedtime prayers, Jack said "everyone in my class has either a brudder or a sister. It's not fair." Then we got into a long conversation about life and fairness and God's plan for us. I thought to myself "many times I feel like Jack
chrisandkevin · 1155 days ago

New things are on the horizon... We are getting ready to move to Florida this summer! Jerry and I have decided to move to be closer to Kiley's family; and the warmer weather. We are excited about the move, but a little worried too. Looking for a job is nev
JerryandKiley · 1156 days ago

We have been getting a few opportunities to put our profile out there to meet possible new additions to our family. It is exciting and nerve racking at the same time. It is hard to have your heart on your sleeve and yet the only way someone can see into yo
bobnme · 1158 days ago

It's just 2 days before Spring Break, so Jack's teacher asked the parents if we all wanted to go see The Lorax as a class. Jack asked Kevin and me if we could ALL go, so we did! Jack was so happy, 'cause he was with his friends, his teacher and his paren
chrisandkevin · 1176 days ago

I’ve often been told that I shouldn’t openly gush about our puppies. Not unless the one I’m gushing to has their own pup to gush about as well. I never really listened to this advise and from what I’ve observed, Francesco hasn’t either. The fact is our pup
· 1176 days ago

OK, so this might be a little of the bookseller in me, but I can't possibly let this day, the anniversary of Theodore Seuss Geisel's birth date, go by without a shout!   Who hasn't been influenced by this man and his work?? Obviously not many because his b
· 1183 days ago

We are so exicted to say that are best friends are expecting a baby in September. Our friends have one child who will start school in August of this year. After 6 pregnancy test and a doctor's visit it is offical baby Brown will be here soon . I am so than
JoeyAnn · 1193 days ago

We had a family filled Memorial/Birthday weekend.   Weather held out and Miles was able to play with his cousin, Stella.  We took her Miles old "big bike" and showed her how to use it.   Celebrated another birthday surrounded with family.  Kids sang happy
laura603 · 13 hours ago

In Montreal we listened to jazz music. Pictured with us is one of the amazing singers. We look forward to sharing our love of music when we grow our family through adoption.  
micheleandsteven · 2 days ago

Today I was thinking about Sloane's birthday.  She will be two years old in a couple of weeks.  Her birthmother selected us to be her parents just two weeks before she was born.  The day we recieved the call from our agency was life changing!  I was going
JasonandAmy · 4 days ago

Last night’s dinner is homemade Chines food. Family dinners will be great when our child  can enjoy trying new foods we’ll prepare.    
micheleandsteven · 6 days ago

It is a little like waiting in line at a store. You know you are going to get your turn if you are just patient. Patience is a little hard for us considering what is at the end of this line. We are just too excited! Due to the fact that the line takes as l
nickandnikki · 7 days ago

Good morning! I know it's late, but I wanted to take a minute to talk about what a wonderful mother's day I had.  I got the perfect gift this year.  It's that thing that every nurse on the night shift needs and loves...sleep!!  Amit was off, so he worked r
AmitandNatalie · 7 days ago

Hi, this is Cari.  I am a planner by nature.  I love to know what is coming so the adoption process would seem like it might be really hard for me since we don't know who the child will be.  But actually, what has happened is that I've already started feel
davidandcari · 7 days ago

With Memorial day approaching, we decided to post about Mary's mom, Carolyn. She passed away in September of 2000 in a car accident. She was a fun, loving and nurturing mother. She enjoyed making people laugh and spending time with her family.
codyandmary · 7 days ago

I read a quote today "You never stand so tall as when you stoop to help a child.”  Love this quote we look forward adopting a child so we can stand tall with them.
micheleandsteven · 9 days ago

Sunday we were able to celebrate sweet Leah Marie's Baptism.  Kevin and I are honored to be her Godparents.   We are so excited to be apart of her life and see her grow!  :-)
kevinandjillyn · 9 days ago

Summer is our favorite time of year! One of our favorite ways to spend time together is sitting on our front porch in the evenings. Last night, we had the chance to do that right after a rain storm. We were lucky enough to see a beautiful rainbow! We love
mkrkid · 9 days ago

Here we are at our favorite summertime activity. There is nothing better than bubbles and my good friend figured out how to make them really, really big!!!! 
BobandKarin · 9 days ago

We had a great time visiting with Wyatt and Sadie (two of Sophie's cousins that live up north)! John pulled the kids around on a blanket for at least an hour!
JohnandLaura · 10 days ago

This year Graham made me a poster and gave me a plant for Mother's Day. I had to work on the actual day, so he sent a smal bouquet of flowers to the ER for me. Because its me, my mom and Graham (and soon the new baby) Mother's Day has such meaning for all
carol_adopts · 10 days ago

Today we went to my college alumni networking event. It was great to meet new people as well as connect with some old friends. The best part was it was held at this old castle. It was so beautiful and right on the water. We love finding special hidden plac
micheleandsteven · 11 days ago

Look what hatched in our yard! Baby Robins! We enjoy many adventures in our yard that we can't wait to share with a child! It's so cute watching mama robin feed her babies, while daddy robin stands guard. Nature is beautiful!  
JasonandHeidi · 11 days ago

It is so much fun to spend a night out on the town just the two of us! 
JohnandLaura · 12 days ago

This last weekend was truly a welcome to spring! We woke up early on Saturday and went to walk around the Tridge, which happens to also be where the farmers market is. We love the famers market! The fresh flavors, beautiful plants and of course shopping ou
nickandnikki · 15 days ago

We headed to Kansas City this weekend to attend a graduation party, see Chris' sister, and catch up with some friends. When we go, we usually alternate staying with Chris' sister and these wonderful people. They have been close to Chris for many years and
Lecuyer10 · 16 days ago

We have been busy these past couple of weeks.  Beth was able to finish a t-shirt quilt for Brandon's cousin for her high school graduation (we would post a picture of it but we don't want her to see it yet).  We have also had the joy of watching all of our
bvanstrien · 17 days ago

Spending Mother's Day in Central Park with Family.Grandma Linda, Marcy and I just hanging out and relaxing watching the boys play soft ball.What a  spectacular day.  
micheleandsteven · 18 days ago

Tonight we took our two dogs, Tank and Roxy, for a walk on one of our local trails. Tank swam and played in the river and Roxy just enjoyed the warm weather. It was a great spent!
codyandmary · 22 days ago

Last night Steve and I went out to dinner to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. We ate some yummy Mexican food and listened to a Mariachi band. We look forward to exposing a child to all sorts of foods and cultures.  
micheleandsteven · 23 days ago

Spring is a time of new beginnings and an awakening of the soul as the days get longer and the weather becomes more pleasant. We were already been lucky enough to enjoy a day at the Zoo and this weekend we will be traveling to the Great Lakes. It's just a
TimoandJessica · 23 days ago

Hi everyone!   Things have been so very busy here over the last week...but a good kind of busy!  Great things are happening, and we are feeling optimistic that soon we will have another little one in our home to share this wonderful life.   Several months
AmitandNatalie · 23 days ago

I participate in a Mommy Preschool with two friends. We all take a week and do preschool for the kids. It's such a fun way to explore together and to be very active in Rebecca's education. Last week we learned about the letter W and the solar system. Rebec
BobandKarin · 23 days ago

This last weekend we took a small 4 day trip to southwest Virginia. We had some lovely stops as we visited a nature reserve, Appomattox Courthouse where they ended the civil war, Natural Bridge and the Shennandoah Caverns. It was so fun to get out of the s
BobandKarin · 23 days ago

The weather this weekend was perfect and in the high 70s! We planted some more flowers in front of our house today and we also decided to plant some apple trees! 
codyandmary · 25 days ago

Last summer a violent wind storm put a giant crack down the middle of our beloved Hackberry tree in the front yard. That tree and its cute little tree house were part of the reason we fell in love with our house. Sadly, it became a danger and we had to let
Lecuyer10 · 26 days ago

It's finally warming up and looking green around here after a boring, brown winter! We love to start working outside in the spring to make our house look bright and cheerful again.
Lecuyer10 · 26 days ago

What a beautiful day to go out on a bike ride catching bugs!  
JohnandLaura · 26 days ago

  So excited just bought some art for our home. I love decorating and look forward to decorating the 2nd bedroom for a child one day.
micheleandsteven · 27 days ago

Last weekend we attended a beautiful wedding for one of Cody's cousin. The venue was decorated nicely. We were able to spend the evening with Cody's side of the family. 
codyandmary · 28 days ago

04/30/2015 Hi Everyone! For my journal entry, I wanted to share one of many proud moments I've gotten to experience as a father.  Our son is ten years old.  He is autistic, and struggles with many things.  Even the smallest victories in his day are cause f
AmitandNatalie · 28 days ago

Just founds this picture from when we celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary. It was such a special family celebration. We look forwad to sharing many more celebrations with family and friends.  
micheleandsteven · 29 days ago

What a great day to visit the zoo! Sophie LOVES the turtles, snakes, and even enjoyed seeing the alligator! We enjoyed seeing the snake look at us and even dart toward the window a few times. We finished with a mommy and me lunch date.  
JohnandLaura · 30 days ago

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