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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 · 885 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 · 1026 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
· 1082 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 · 33 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 · 102 days ago

Our home study is complete and we are ready to adopt!
PattyandJim · 865 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 · 881 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 · 882 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 · 894 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 · 934 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 · 948 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 · 948 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 · 950 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 · 952 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 · 955 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 · 957 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 · 959 days ago

We went for a walk in our favorite park this afternoon. We fed the ducks and geese. The weather was beautiful.
JoshKelly · 960 days ago

We're painting the nursery tomorrow. Decorating the nursery will keep us busy as we wait to adopt.
JoshKelly · 967 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 · 988 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 · 1061 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 · 1064 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 · 1066 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 · 1078 days ago

MIke is a great instructor looking for baby boy to adopt   We are hoping to adopt a baby soon typre
MikeandMary · 1084 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 · 1085 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 · 1092 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
· 1098 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
· 1108 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 · 1110 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 · 1116 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 · 1126 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 · 1127 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 · 1150 days ago

We are off to IHOP to celebrate.  Instead of a birthday cake we are having birthday pancakes for dinner!!!  
MattandJenny · 1154 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 · 1156 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 · 1202 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 · 1001 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 · 1079 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
· 1113 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 · 890 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 · 1097 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 · 1052 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 · 802 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
· 1187 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 · 1060 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 · 1067 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 · 1040 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 · 1064 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 · 1116 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 · 1139 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 · 1201 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 · 1218 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 · 1027 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 · 1082 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 · 1114 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 · 1124 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 · 1125 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 · 1127 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 · 1145 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
· 1145 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
· 1151 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 · 1162 days ago

We couldn't be more excited for the weather to warm up a little bit. Our family LOVES to be outside as much as possible! Sophie enjoys doing bubbles as often as she can!   \
JohnandLaura · 3 hours ago

We love to sit quietly on the deck, rocking gently on our chairs, enjoying what sunlight filters through the breeze.  We argue playfully over which bird belongs to which song, and try to prove our point by flipping through a bird book or tossing around the
AmitandNatalie · 4 hours ago

It is so nice to be spending time outside again.  Some of my favorite moments are spending time in our front yard coloring with chalk on the driveway, digging in the dirt with a bulldozer and watching Evan ride his bike.  We have also been making the round
PeteandSarah · 20 hours ago

Steve and I love music. Last night we went to piano lounge. It is so much fun listening to live music and singing along. Our house is always filled with music. We look forward to sharing our love of music with a child one day.
micheleandsteven · 20 hours ago

We just returned from a trip to Delray Beach, Florida. We stayed at a beautiful property and Graham lived in the pool or in the ocean. It was beautiful to spend relaxing time as a family. We went to see sharks at a local habitat, ate fabulous food and enjo
carol_adopts · 23 hours ago

We love the area that we live in because of the numerous parks and playgrounds around town. A new one just opened recently so we decided to check it out today.      
CoryandCarrie · 4 days ago

Both Steve and I love to read. I recently found this list of children’s and adoption. We look forward to sharing story time with a child. These books will be a wonderful way to learn about adoption and what makes them so special.  
micheleandsteven · 5 days ago

Happy 16th Birthday to our dog Jupiter!  She has been our only "child" for 15 1/2 years and we love her every day.  She has been a blessing to us as a wonderful companion, snuggling when we are sad, playing when we are happy, sleeping on the bed with us wh
PeterandCarol · 6 days ago

We recently took a roadtrip back to Colorado to visit family. The trip out there was very fun, it was really nice to get some one on one time! Once in Colorado, far from one on one, we were constantly on the move visiting all of our friends and family. We
nickandnikki · 6 days ago

Our recent visit to the Lego Store. This is a place where your imagination can run wild. We'd love to help nourish a child's imagination.  
micheleandsteven · 7 days ago

As Spring has approached and the weather is warming up, We continue to await your arrival with such expectation and excitement. The Seasons continue to come and go, but we hold steadfast to the idea that you will be coming when the timing is right.
JoshuaandAlicia · 9 days ago

Over the weekend we went to Rockefeller Center to watch the ice skaters. Probably one of the last weekends to do this before they close it for the season. Ellie and Zach loved watching the skaters. Would love to take a child of our own one day to not only
micheleandsteven · 10 days ago

Took my mom to church and spent Easter with our families.   Love Easter & everything it represents, but the Easter Bunny brings way too much candy!!
phillipandmary · 13 days ago

We had such a fun afternoon at the park on Sunday!  Warm and sunny, it was the perfect spring day.  A rousing game of hide-and-seek in the pine trees made all three of us laugh almost uncontrollably.  I am really looking forward to more park-weather days!
PeteandSarah · 14 days ago

This is the last day of my vacation time with my sister and her family. Everyone had a great time especially the kids. They really loved NYC from the Statue of Liberty to FAO Schwartz to Central Park they really enjoyed the city. We also got to see the Roc
micheleandsteven · 14 days ago

We just got back from taking the kids to Disney World their first time. We had such a wonderful time! We enjoyed a character breakfast, met a few princesses, rode a lot of rides (Dumbo being the kids favorite), and watched a fantastic parade and fireworks
CoryandCarrie · 15 days ago

We celebrated Easter with an indoor Easter Egg Hunt (it was rainy outside) and a basket from the Easter Bunny with some candy and toys. The night before we colored the eggs together......only a few broke in the process! While I was travelling for work last
carol_adopts · 15 days ago

Today was a big day for Evan.  We took down his baby swing and replaced it with a trapeze bar.  He was so excited!  It was a beautiful day out and all three of us enjoyed sunshine and fresh air.  ~Pete & Sarah
PeteandSarah · 16 days ago

           We are headed to Nebraska today to watch the Huskers first practice.  You know that you're a true fan when you pay good money to watch a practice. We are surrounded by friends and family and are excited to enjoy this beautiful day!            As
skinner622 · 16 days ago

Easter weekend was full of fun decorating crazy eggs and sugar cookies.  We threw Confetti Eggs and had an Egg Hunt with the cousins.  It is a favorite event as seen on their faces!  
micheleandvance · 17 days ago

Evan had his first dental cleaning this week.  We visited the dentist six months ago, but he just learned about the chair and had a quick check of his teeth.  This week he got the full treatment, including polishing and flossing.  His favorite part?  Choco
PeteandSarah · 17 days ago

We are having so much fun with our niece and nephew visiting us. The other day we got so run around our local park. They had so much fun playing tag with Uncle Steven, watching the dogs play in the as well as ride their scooters. We so look forward to brin
micheleandsteven · 19 days ago

If there is any holiday that rivals Christmas around here, it is Easter!  We're talking two major egg hunts, visits from the Easter bunny, family parties, and way too much candy!  This year we were fortunate to have beautiful sunny, and not too chilly weat
JasonandAmy · 22 days ago

We had a wonderful time last weekend celebrating a family birthday! We always take advantage of all the niece and nephew time! Here are just a few pics from the evening! We are blessed to have all our family live so close by. We are looking forward to East
JasonandHeidi · 25 days ago

Easter is coming and with that it brings us new hope in all areas of our life. The Easter season has given me renewed faith and hope that the son or daughter I have been waiting for will join my family hopefully sooner rather than later.  In the meantime I
laura603 · 25 days ago

The family dinner we hosted this weekend was a success. Everyone thought the short ribs Steve and I made were delicious. It was so good no left overs to send home to our nephews. Next time we'll just have to double up. We had such fun realized I forgot to
micheleandsteven · 28 days ago

Evan has fallen in love with bounce houses and indoor play centers.  He wants to go to McDonald's for the playland more than the french fries!  This weekend we checked out a new place, and Evan was so brave.  It was really fun that this one is open on the
PeteandSarah · 29 days ago

We went to see a play, which was a comedy, with my mom.  It was really funny about family, growing up and included some Easter traditions, which we could all relate to when we were children and adults. Hopefully Easter weather will be warmer and Spring wi
phillipandmary · 29 days ago

This week we celebrated Pete's birthday. Evan bought Pete a front loader so they could play in the dirt together, and painted his portrait. I was super practical and replaced our broken weed eater. Since winter hasn't quite let go yet, Evan and I visited t
PeteandSarah · 31 days ago

We have been getting into family puzzle time lately. Its fun and Graham is pretty good at it. Until the weather gets better and we can be outside, its educational and mind-stimulating for all of us. We like activities we can do as a family and can't wait t
carol_adopts · 31 days ago

Sarah's parents live "out in the country" and Evan loves it there.  This weekend we spent time there while Sarah visited with her grandma.  Evan rode his bike up and down their long gravel driveway and dug in the dirt and rocks with his trucks.  We love ha
PeteandSarah · 33 days ago

Went to our cousins for supper today.  Tomorrow we will go to the children's museum and to a pizza restaurant similiar to Chuck E Cheese.  Then an egg hunt is planned for the weekend.
micheleandvance · 34 days ago

Yesterday we hosted a yummy family brunch. Good times, yummy food and lots of family. Next week we are hosting a family dinner. Now on to creating the menu for that. We love hosting dinners for both family and friends and look forward to more wonderful tim
micheleandsteven · 35 days ago

We made a trip to Legoland during Graham's Spring Break! It was amazaing and creative and exhausting fun! We went with his friend from school, Jack, and met Batman and Darth Vader too! We have so much fun with Lego at home it was super interesting seeing t
carol_adopts · 36 days ago

We had a fun date night out this weekend.  Went to see the movie "Cinderella" and then went out to dinner.  What girl does not love Cinderella?!
phillipandmary · 36 days ago

Well, after all the snow this winter, I think Spring has finally Sprung!!!  It's been a beautiful weekend.  Yesterday Jay, Cooper and I spent the majority of the afternoon outside.  Jay helped me cut down old plants from last year and bag them up along wit
ShannonandJay · 36 days ago

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