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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 · 828 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 · 969 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
· 1025 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 · 45 days ago

Our home study is complete and we are ready to adopt!
PattyandJim · 808 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 · 824 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 · 825 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 · 837 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 · 877 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 · 891 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 · 891 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 · 893 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 · 895 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 · 898 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 · 900 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 · 902 days ago

We went for a walk in our favorite park this afternoon. We fed the ducks and geese. The weather was beautiful.
JoshKelly · 903 days ago

We're painting the nursery tomorrow. Decorating the nursery will keep us busy as we wait to adopt.
JoshKelly · 910 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 · 931 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 · 1004 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 · 1007 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 · 1009 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 · 1021 days ago

MIke is a great instructor looking for baby boy to adopt   We are hoping to adopt a baby soon typre
MikeandMary · 1027 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 · 1028 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 · 1035 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
· 1041 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
· 1051 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 · 1053 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 · 1059 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 · 1069 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 · 1070 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 · 1093 days ago

We are off to IHOP to celebrate.  Instead of a birthday cake we are having birthday pancakes for dinner!!!  
MattandJenny · 1097 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 · 1099 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 · 1145 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 · 944 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 · 1022 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
· 1056 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 · 833 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 · 1040 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 · 995 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 · 745 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
· 1130 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 · 1003 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 · 1010 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 · 983 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 · 1007 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 · 1059 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 · 1082 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 · 1144 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 · 1161 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 · 970 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 · 1025 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 · 1057 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 · 1067 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 · 1068 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 · 1070 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 · 1088 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
· 1088 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
· 1094 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 · 1105 days ago

The MLB playoffs were quite a thrill this year, and when our beloved Royals made it to the World Series, we knew we had to be there for one of their games.  We were able to get tickets to Game 2, and it was one of the most thrilling experiences of our live
Lecuyer10 · 4 hours ago

Yesterday my wonderful husband surprised me with tickets to honeymoon in Vegas with Tony Danza of who’s the boss fame. The show was great. Steve really is a wonderful husband and can’t wait to see him as a daddy.
micheleandsteven · 2 days ago

We had a great time on our annual Florida Trip.  The weather was a little chilly at first but then became BEAUTIFUL!  We saw so many alligators at "Gatorland", we went horseback riding in southern Flordia, swam in many pools, had delicious food and enjoyed
kevinandjillyn · 3 days ago

One of our favorite moments of 2014 was celebrating 4th of July. We took the kids to their first baseball game and fireworks show. The kids were enchanted by the fireworks. It was the perfect evening!  
CoryandCarrie · 3 days ago

Well, we're still frozen here!  These last two weeks have been brutally cold (with two "warm" days that reached 30)!  We took advantage of the warmest days to play outside, Evan even enjoyed a bike ride.   Last week we headed to a local library for a conc
PeteandSarah · 5 days ago

February has been full of fun for the Wiltse household! Carter ran in his first Pancake Day race and almost got second place but stopped right before the finish line to wait for his friends ;). Garett has been busy finishing his 6th quarter of graduate sch
karigarett · 6 days ago

We just returned from a family vacation in the Florida Keys. We had so much fun as we watched R. explore seashells, sand and even crabs on the beach. We went down with my mom and step-dad, sister, brother-in-law and niece. I feel so thankful that we are cl
TimoandJessica · 6 days ago

This weekend was filled with family and friends. My sister was in town and we also celebrated my mother-in law and cousin’s birthday with a family brunch. It was great to see everyone we got to also play games with our nephew’s. We look forward to one day
micheleandsteven · 6 days ago

Jason & I went to a college hockey game on Friday night.  My cousin's son plays for the #1 ranked University of North Dakota and whenever he plays near us we go.  Jason & I drove to Kalamazoo, Michigan and watched a night of exciting college hockey
anneandjason · 7 days ago

Quick winter trip for me to Florida.......I missed Graham the whole time but next trip he comes with me!!! Looking at Disney World for April.
carol_adopts · 7 days ago

We went to Brown County State Park for the President's Day weekend.  The park has a really nice indoor water park so we all enjoyed lots of swim time.  It ended up being really cold, so we didn't do much hiking, but we did get out a bit.  Overall, it was j
PaulandCheryl · 9 days ago

Love Dr. Seuss and all his great stories and wonderful quotes. A person can really learn a lot from him. Great life lessons for children of all ages. It is important to embrace your uniqueness because no one is a special as you are.  
micheleandsteven · 9 days ago

Well Central Kentucky has been POUNDED with winter weather this week.  Not only did we get 13 inches of snow, but we now have bitterly cold temps.  And when that kind of weather strikes in this part of the county, it makes it about impossible to drive from
ShannonandJay · 10 days ago

I was talking with my friend Melanie who adopted two siblings from Columbia a couple years ago.  She said that to remember that God will help you find your children and them to find you.  I love the idea that you are meant to be with children and you will
EricandSaundra · 12 days ago

Hi!  We are excited for our future!  Our family has started getting the nursery ready just so that everything is in place when we get the call!  We have Eric's bassinett that we are fixing up- I just had to repaint it!  Eric used it 40 years ago when he wa
EricandSaundra · 13 days ago

We just got back from warm Florida and are regretting coming home to sub zero temperatures. While there we were able to enjoy almost 70 degree weather with lots of sun.  We were also able to spend lots of time with Brandon's grandparents.  We were able to
bvanstrien · 13 days ago

We are spending this frozen Valentine's Day weekend inside!  Valentine's Day is a time when we feel very reflective on the love that has shaped our family.  The unconditional love of our family, the love and kindness of friends, the unselfish love of Evan'
PeteandSarah · 14 days ago

Some inspiration for today. It is important to live for now what will be will be. Everything has a way of working out.
micheleandsteven · 16 days ago

We cannot wait until we jump on the plane and head south for our annual Florida trip.  Both Moms and Dads are eagerly waiting for our arrival!  We have some really fun activities planned as well as some very relaxing, sun-soaking days :-)    Here is a list
kevinandjillyn · 18 days ago

Sometimes it is important to just share our typical day.  It started with breakfast together and then waving goodbye to Pete from the window.  I wanted to do a little sewing before storytime, so Evan and I headed to the basement.  He loves to sit up at my
PeteandSarah · 19 days ago

Gabe got together with the two people she teaches with and had a painting night!  We had an artist on hand to lead 20 women through painting a picture but we all got to add our special touches! Gabe's is for the new baby's nursery!  The theme is elephants
ChadandGabrielle · 19 days ago

One of the students in Gabe's class wanted to build the world's tallest snowman!  We got together on a Saturday afternoon and attempted to do just that!  While the snowman was not the world's tallest, as far as research goes we think it is the tallest in o
ChadandGabrielle · 19 days ago

We had the honor to go to the Auto Show Charity Event!  It was so nice because not only did we get to get all gussied up, but we also go to hang out with our family and check out cool cars!
ChadandGabrielle · 19 days ago

We made our own pizza tonight for dinner!  Sophie liked spreading the sauce and the cheese! 
JohnandLaura · 20 days ago

Over the weekend Steve and I went to a Mediterranean restaurant. We love to try all sorts of food and NYC is a great place for that. We look forward to exposing our child to food from all over the world. It is a great way to learn about all different cultu
micheleandsteven · 20 days ago

Today we spent an hour in the pool and Evan is swimming like a fish!  He loves jumping in and kicks like crazy to get up to the surface. He still needs help, but he's making big strides. We are so lucky to have an awesome community pool just around the cor
PeteandSarah · 22 days ago

Last night Steve and I took our nephews Aaron and Jared to the Barclays Center to see the Nets vs. Knicks. It was very exciting up until the last minute. Both of the boys were excited as they love to play basketball. We look forward to one day taking our o
micheleandsteven · 22 days ago

What a busy winter, January just flew by! Evan loves our snowy neighborhood; sledding with friends has become his passion.  We've been busy each week with playdates, storytime at the library, mom-and-tot preschool and playing outside.  Swimming lessons sta
PeteandSarah · 25 days ago

I found this cartoon and wanted to share it. I really think it describes adoption. You don’t have to look alike to be party of a family – it takes love.  We can’t wait to share our conditional love with a child.  
micheleandsteven · 25 days ago

This past weekend we watched the Super Bowl. For us, we enjoy watching football, mainly rooting for the Detroit Lions or for Michigan State, but we enjoy watching the Super Bowl for its funny ads and it’s a great excuse to make some snacks we don’t usually
PatrickandKatherine · 26 days ago

Snow storm Linus dropped 15" of snow at our house when sweeping through the region this past weekend. My son Miles and I had a great time getting out and playing in the thick of it. His favorite part is sliding down the hills of snow that were created by t
laura603 · 26 days ago

We did get alot of snow!One more view!!  
kevinandjillyn · 27 days ago

Last night I won tickets to go see On the Town. This is one of my favorite classic moves. It was such a nice surprise to go to see Broadway show at the last minute. It did not disappoint. Truly was an amazing show and we both left the show smiling and sing
micheleandsteven · 30 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 · 31 days ago

What a fun time last weekend .... watching Disney characters fly around the ice on skates!
PaulandCheryl · 32 days 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 · 32 days 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 · 32 days ago

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