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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 · 797 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 · 938 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
· 994 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 · 14 days ago

Our home study is complete and we are ready to adopt!
PattyandJim · 777 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 · 793 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 · 794 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 · 806 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 · 846 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 · 860 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 · 860 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 · 862 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 · 864 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 · 867 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 · 869 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 · 871 days ago

We went for a walk in our favorite park this afternoon. We fed the ducks and geese. The weather was beautiful.
JoshKelly · 872 days ago

We're painting the nursery tomorrow. Decorating the nursery will keep us busy as we wait to adopt.
JoshKelly · 879 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 · 901 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 · 974 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 · 976 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 · 978 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 · 990 days ago

MIke is a great instructor looking for baby boy to adopt   We are hoping to adopt a baby soon typre
MikeandMary · 996 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 · 997 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 · 1004 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
· 1010 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
· 1020 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 · 1022 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 · 1028 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 · 1039 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 · 1039 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 · 1062 days ago

We are off to IHOP to celebrate.  Instead of a birthday cake we are having birthday pancakes for dinner!!!  
MattandJenny · 1066 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 · 1068 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 · 1114 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 · 913 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 · 991 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
· 1025 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 · 802 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 · 1009 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 · 964 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 · 714 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
· 1099 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 · 972 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 · 979 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 · 952 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 · 976 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 · 1029 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 · 1051 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 · 1113 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 · 1130 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 · 939 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 · 994 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 · 1026 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 · 1036 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 · 1037 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 · 1039 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 · 1057 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
· 1057 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
· 1064 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 · 1074 days ago

We watched our 3 neices for a little bit the other day.  The girls took turns trying on my running shoes and Uncle Matt was giving the best laundry basket airplane rides!  I just wish my phone took better pictures!
emilyandmatthew · 13 hours ago

What a fun time last weekend .... watching Disney characters fly around the ice on skates!
PaulandCheryl · 22 hours ago

January 2014:     Carl had a business trip to California this month.  I went out to join him for a long weekend. It was 65 and sunny and a welcome change from the 5 degree temps. here.  We went whale watching on Friday and we actually saw 3 grey whales!  I
CarlandKarin · 23 hours ago

    We celebrated Nana's birthday with a dinner out with our friends and cake at home.... a lot of winter birthday celebrations here!
carol_adopts · Yesterday

It's winter here in Michigan but it doesn't seem like it's already been five months since we had summer weather. Up North summer nights with Kate's extended family always included several fires on the beach to roast s'mores. Kate's mom, aunt or grandmom wo
PatrickandKatherine · 3 days ago

Steve’s birthday celebration was great. We really enjoyed the restaurant and it was only two blocks away from where we live. That is what we love about living in the city everything is so convenient.  Saturday night the celebration continued at Steve’s mom
micheleandsteven · 3 days ago

We celebrated Graham's 5th Birthday last weekend. He had two parties with a theme of The Octonauts. Cookies and cake were shared with friends and family......so yummy! We love cake here! We had so much fun.  
carol_adopts · 4 days ago

Today is Steven’s birthday and can’t wait for tonight’s celebration. I am taking him to this new restaurant we have been meaning to try and have a nice gift for him. I think he will enjoy it. Also this weekend we have a baby shower for a family friend.  Lo
micheleandsteven · 6 days ago

Sophie got a guitar lesson from her Uncle Jack this week! She prefers to put the guitar down on the ground and just make noise, but it was cute to watch the two of them play. 
JohnandLaura · 7 days ago

Last night we attended a Waiting Family event at our agency.  We had a great time connecting with other waiting adoptive couples. We look forward to more meetings in the future!   This picture is from Sunday night when we watched the movie Courageous.  On
DavidandCarmen · 8 days ago

The holiday season is over and so far 2015 has been great!  It sure was a busy house over the holidays but what fun to see Hannah, Fred and Steven up from Florida (Emily's sister Hannah , brother-in-law Fred and nephew Steven).  Here's Fred and Steven play
emilyandmatthew · 9 days ago

Every year, we go ice skating for Kerriann's birthday.  Kerriann has been teaching Tamara to skate, and we both can't wait until this tradition includes our whole family!
Kerriann_and_Tamara · 10 days ago

Swim class was a big success! This little goldfish is learning to put her face into the water! She loves to swim and is learning how to get out of the pool by herself. 
JohnandLaura · 10 days ago

Swim class was a big success! This little goldfish is learning to put her face into the water! She loves to swim and is learning how to get out of the pool by herself. 
JohnandLaura · 10 days ago

One way we like to beat the winter blahs is to pack our bags and head south.  This year, we were thrilled to visit our best friends in Charleston, South Carolina!  We took a carriage ride, ate amazing food (fried chicken and fresh sea food), and kicked bac
JasonandAmy · 10 days ago

This weekend we had a sleepover with our nephews Aaron and Henry. It was a nice relaxing fun night. We had dinner and enjoyed playing some games.  Here Henry was teaching me all about Angry Birds Star Wars addition. It was so much fun to see how excited he
micheleandsteven · 11 days ago

What a week... We found out that E was nominated to be student of the month for her class - proud parent moment!  However with that came jeolousy as A was not student of the month - teaching and learnng moment!  Also had a trip to urgent care for one of th
BenandSusie · 11 days ago

We were visiting a friend’s house over the weekend and I noticed this wonderful picture they had. I thought this is great rules to live.  People sometimes say rules are meant to be broken, but in this case these rules are truly meant to be lived by and tau
micheleandsteven · 15 days ago

Our boy is 4!!!! We can't beleive it!  Jonas wanted to have a Frozen ice skating party at Gabe's mom's lake but since the temperatures have not been cold enough, there was no ice on the lake!  We decided to do a Frozen rollerskating party instead!  It was
ChadandGabrielle · 16 days ago

This past weekend we went to Chad's sister's house for a holiday party!  We know that it is after the holidays but Chad's sister and her new husband were gone for two weeks on their honeymoon so they made the party when they got back.  It was great seeing
ChadandGabrielle · 16 days ago

As a gift for Gabe's mom for Christmas we went to The Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City!  We went swimming, shopping and stayed in a condo together.  The adults were cracking up because the kids went to sleep early and we wanted to play games but coul
ChadandGabrielle · 16 days ago

We always celebrate New Year's Eve at home playing games and being together as a family!  We are praying for another blessed year and a year that brings another baby into our life!  Maisy has been driving her new stroller from Christmas all around preparin
ChadandGabrielle · 16 days ago

I was going through my photos and came across this.One day while we were walking in the city we came across this. The great thing about the city is you never know what you will find. When we found this piano we knew it would be a great picture. I can’t wai
micheleandsteven · 17 days ago

We had so much fun watching our nephews’ open up their presents. It was especially fun watching Henry. He was so excited to get his Football Jersey. I am sure he can’t wait till he gets to wear it. We are looking forward to the New Year and all the joys it
micheleandsteven · 17 days ago

This week I helped pack meals for the homeless with my nephew Aaron. We really love doing this together because we get to spend time with each other while helping out people. Michele and I believe in helping those that are less fortunate wherever we can. I
micheleandsteven · 17 days ago

Hello!  We have been keeping a FaceBook page updated just for the purpose of getting to know us a little bit better!  It's a public page so that you don't need a friend request.  We are trying to spread the word that we are looking to adopt, and have asked
EricandSaundra · 18 days ago

We had a wonderful Christmas this year spending it with our family. Heidi’s sister hosted this year, as we take turns every year.  We love to watch our nieces and nephews excitement! Each year brings such joy. Here are a couple pictures of us with just two
JasonandHeidi · 18 days ago

We are back in the swing of school, work and daycare. Carter has started taking karate classes and he loves it! Kari is also starting something new...kick boxing class. She made it through her first couple classes and is looking forward to more. Garett is
karigarett · 19 days ago

As we continue to wait, we continue to pray for the birthmother and her child.  We are anxious and sometimes have a hard time waiting.  The girls are excited to become big sisters, and will be awesome helpers!  I long to have a baby in my arms for special
BenandSusie · 19 days ago

We have had a fun week in the snow.  We have been very fortunate to have really good neighbors that plow the driveway for us.  We have received around 10" of snow in this past week alone.  That has made for some fun adventures driving in it.  Bosco is havi
bvanstrien · 19 days ago

Happy New Year!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. We rang in the New Year with friends and family. I actually tried to make one of my favorite cookies (in the picture) French macrons . They were not as hard as I thought but still a little tricky. Everyon
micheleandsteven · 21 days ago

During our trip to Arizona we all celebrate a big milestone in my family, my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. My parents were so happy to have all their children and grandchildren there to help celebrate this wonderful occasion. They renewed their vows a
micheleandsteven · 21 days ago

Hannah, Ellie and I decided to bake something sweet for the family. We decided on our favorite chocolate chip cookies. It was so much fun to bake them and of course the best part eating them. Everyone really enjoyed the cookies, which were all gone before
micheleandsteven · 21 days ago

Everyone pitched in to help with the thanksgiving feast. We all made out favorite dishes. Steve and my favorite dish besides the turkey of course is the stuffing. This has become a family tradition to all help prepare the meal. After our meal we all spent
micheleandsteven · 21 days ago

Sophie had a play date with her newest cousin Quentin Max! She loves to make him smile and we just adore his cute noises.  Quentin Max is 3 months old next week.  
JohnandLaura · 22 days ago

 Makes for a good day to enjoy homemade Chili. Along with a fire and blanket, we will be enjoying the brisk cold weather.
JoshuaandAlicia · 23 days ago

We were lucky enough to enjoy the holidays with our family, reminding us how much hope we have for this new year.  There are so many things to be thankful for every day, especially each other.  This year will hopefully be a complete change in our lives and
PeterandCarol · 24 days ago

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