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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 · 953 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 · 1094 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
· 1149 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 · 100 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 · 169 days ago

Our home study is complete and we are ready to adopt!
PattyandJim · 932 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 · 948 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 · 949 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 · 961 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 · 1002 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 · 1015 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 · 1016 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 · 1018 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 · 1019 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 · 1022 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 · 1024 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 · 1026 days ago

We went for a walk in our favorite park this afternoon. We fed the ducks and geese. The weather was beautiful.
JoshKelly · 1027 days ago

We're painting the nursery tomorrow. Decorating the nursery will keep us busy as we wait to adopt.
JoshKelly · 1034 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 · 1056 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 · 1129 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 · 1131 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 · 1133 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 · 1146 days ago

MIke is a great instructor looking for baby boy to adopt   We are hoping to adopt a baby soon typre
MikeandMary · 1151 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 · 1153 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 · 1159 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
· 1165 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
· 1175 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 · 1177 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 · 1183 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 · 1194 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 · 1194 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 · 1217 days ago

We are off to IHOP to celebrate.  Instead of a birthday cake we are having birthday pancakes for dinner!!!  
MattandJenny · 1221 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 · 1223 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 · 1270 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 · 1068 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 · 1146 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
· 1180 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 · 957 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 · 1164 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 · 1120 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 · 869 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
· 1255 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 · 1127 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 · 1134 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 · 1108 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 · 1132 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 · 1184 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 · 1206 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 · 1268 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 · 1286 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 · 1095 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 · 1149 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 · 1181 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 · 1191 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 · 1192 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 · 1194 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 · 1212 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
· 1213 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
· 1219 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 · 1229 days ago

This past Sunday Marcin and I went to the festival to see some fireworks. It was our city's 65th birthday celebration. This is just one of many events that happens in our city, which is very near our home.  We decided to leave the house in the evening.  It
marcinandkasia · Yesterday

We are soo excited for a three day weekend filled with fun and friends celebrating the freedom of this great country. Up first tonight, a baseball game!!  We are so lucky to have a top notch minor league team close to home for some good family fun. Tomorro
joshandamber · Yesterday

We are planning a camping trip very soon.  Carmen is in full planning mode while David just sits back and says, "yes, dear".  Carmen has been researching "pudgy pies" or also knwon as "hobo pies".  There are way too many delicious flavors to choose from!  
DavidandCarmen · 2 days ago

Yesterday my sweet love surprised me with preparing a chicken and rice dinner. It was yummy. Preparing meals together for our child will be s much fun.
micheleandsteven · 2 days ago

Love Michael Buble. Someone posted these words about their adoption journey and really express how we feel. Can't wait to meet you.   
micheleandsteven · 3 days ago

Here is a photo from last weekend's Crossfit Competition.  Kara and a couple of her friends competed as a team.  Kara is below (wearing black) lifting the barbell.  They had a great time working together and rooting for one another and I was there to cheer
donaldandkara · 3 days ago

The weather this weekend was amazing, so we packed up and went for a hike. Our jobs keep us at the house for most of the week, so we relish the chance to get outside and appreciate all the natural beauty in our area on the weekends. I mean, just look at th
leighannandkevin · 4 days ago

We know we should not do this but how could I resist these cute outfits.... Hope fully our future baby will look great in them.            
ToddandKristy · 4 days ago

Sophie and John went out fishing! Soph caught her first fish!  
JohnandLaura · 5 days ago

Hanging out with good friends talking,laughing and eating. They are excited we are adopting and look forward to sharing in all the child's celebrations.
micheleandsteven · 5 days ago

Georgeous day in the park.Lotsof kidsplaying and moms with their babies.Look forward to coming here o\with a child ofour own one day.  
micheleandsteven · 7 days ago

Wow!  We have been horrible about updating this journal!  We are try to update our social media accounts everyday but have not been very good about updating here.  So sorry about that!   Last week brought on the first day of summer!  We have been enjoying
DavidandCarmen · 8 days ago

Hi everyone!   Another Father's Day has come and gone, and I'm pretty sure I managed to find the perfect gift for Amit.  You see, we have a pretty fantastic garden gnome collection (we have them hidden in funny places all over our yard, which is almost thr
AmitandNatalie · 8 days ago

What a whirlwind of travel we've had the last two months!  Chicago, Texas, Sarah's hometown and then Michigan's U.P.  We've celebrated a college graduation, two high school graduations and a wedding.  It is so fun to travel with Evan, he loves time with hi
PeteandSarah · 9 days ago

  Great article we found. Being a parent is probably the biggest job out there but also the most rewarding. We are ready for this amazing opportunity when we are chosen. http://www.scarymommy.com/articles/mom-takes-all-you-get-it-all-back?section=in-the-tr
micheleandsteven · 9 days ago

We got to have our niece, Josie, and nephew, Anthony, for the weekend (Matthew's sister Carrie's children). We were very excited they came in from SC to spend time with us! We had dinner and a show at a Hibatchi grill on Friday night. Saturday we went to v
matthewandemily · 9 days ago

Our profile went active this week, which is super exciting! We have started working on the nursery so that we are ready when the time comes to welcome a little one into our home. The walls have been painted and we have new, really soft carpet. Bob put toge
bobandarielle · 9 days ago

We love to spend time out doors, a couple of weekends ago after spending a wonderful day at the beach, Chef Jeff cooked us a wonderful meal on the grill. Best day ever, thanks for spending time with us Yeliz , Hacer and Ismail         
jeffandaudrey · 10 days ago

Well, we've had a whirlwind couple of months!  Mom and Lexi went to Africa for nearly three weeks while dad managed to hold things together back home.  While it was a working trip for mom, Lexi came along to get an appreciation for African culture, to see
davidandheidi · 10 days ago

I love every Saturday and Sunday, because Marcin and I always have a lot of time to ourselves. Every weekend starts out with the two of us making breakfast, which is wonderful. Last Saturday and Sunday was very sunny so we got to spend a lot of time outsid
marcinandkasia · 10 days ago

Another great weekend in northern Indiana.  We went to a free event at a local Bison Ranch with friends.  Miles had his face painted, fed a baby buffalo and camel.  Afterwards we ate lunch and hit the pool.  I hope the weather keeps getting better.  I reme
laura603 · 11 days ago

Had a blast with our neices and nephews. They are the real superstars. Look forward to adding another superstar to the family.
micheleandsteven · 11 days ago

A week went by and I still can't get over the excitement of last week's event. Marcin and I drove out to Brooklyn, MI to see the NASCAR race. The event started very early since we had passes to the hospitality village. We got to see Joey Logano, Danica Pat
marcinandkasia · 13 days ago

Uncle Steven dancing with our niece. She was really having a blast doing cartwheels all over the dance floor. We ook forward to dancing through life with a baby.  
micheleandsteven · 15 days ago

Every Thursday I take our 2 year old son to the local bakery for a muffin (which he pronounces mussin).  Today while we were munching on the sweets a woman came in pushing a baby in a stoller.  "Look Imma (he calls me Imma)" he said, "A cute baby!  Where i
davidandcari · 16 days ago

I'll admit it.  The night before Sloane's second birthday I found it hard to sleep.  I was full of excitement for the festivities we had planned the next day.  There would be play time at the children's museum, the carousel, the splash-pad, maybe even some
JasonandAmy · 17 days ago

Having a blast at a family celebration. We look forward to sharing these good times and creating memories with a child after we adopt.
micheleandsteven · 17 days ago

Headed back east from a fun filled weekend of family good times
micheleandsteven · 19 days ago

Don't let Rainy days and Sunday keep in you inside to stop you from enjoying,  Ice Cream, Corn Dogs and a Smiling Happy Puppy !!!!  Look forward to busy happy week.             
ToddandKristy · 19 days ago

We took a trip home to New York for a family wedding and Graham got to meet some family for the first time! My nephew got married and we were able to travel and share in the weekend's festivities. My mom and I got to visit were we lived (and I grew up) and
carol_adopts · 20 days ago

For our last big Preschool Hurrah we went to the petting zoo. We got to feed the goats and the birds. Rebecca loved it! This is a picture after the big hay ride. 
BobandKarin · 23 days ago

It's been a fun filled last couple of days. Rebecca had her very first dance recital. She loved dancing but didn't much like the clapping that came at the end of a song. She'll tell you that her favorite part was getting gummies as a treat afterwards. This
BobandKarin · 23 days ago

We are so excited to announce the arrival of our new nephew, Hayden Alexander!! He is the son of Emily's sister Amy who lives in Virginia. We were lucky enough to go and meet him in the hospital on the day he was born. We look forward to many exciting days
matthewandemily · 23 days ago

This month I celebrated my 40th birthday! My best friend & Steven surprised me with a slumber party with all of my girlfriends! We had a full day of fun filled with pedicures, shopping, dinner and a scavenger hunt! I couldn't have asked for anything el
annandsteve · 23 days ago

Headed to California tomorrow for some family and relaxing time. Look forward to bringing a baby meet everyone after we adopt. If your thinking of an adoption plan we would love to hear from you. Thanks Michele and Steven
micheleandsteven · 23 days ago

Time flies...it seems just like yesterday that I was bringing Miles home fromt he hospital and now he is a preschool graduate.  Tears streamed down my face as I proudly watched him walk across the stage to receive his certificate of completion.  Where did
laura603 · 24 days ago

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