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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 · 1011 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 · 1153 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
· 1208 days ago

I'm a SINGLE MOTHER BY CHOICE and I hope to adopt again. My 30 year old birthday hit me like a rock.  I always dreamed of being married and having a large family.  Here I was single without anyone meaningful on the horizon.  I've dated but no one that I wo
laura603 · 42 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 · 159 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 · 228 days ago

Our home study is complete and we are ready to adopt!
PattyandJim · 991 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 · 1007 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 · 1008 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 · 1020 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 · 1060 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 · 1074 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 · 1075 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 · 1076 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 · 1078 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 · 1081 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 · 1083 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 · 1085 days ago

We went for a walk in our favorite park this afternoon. We fed the ducks and geese. The weather was beautiful.
JoshKelly · 1086 days ago

We're painting the nursery tomorrow. Decorating the nursery will keep us busy as we wait to adopt.
JoshKelly · 1093 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 · 1115 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 · 1188 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 · 1190 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 · 1192 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 · 1204 days ago

MIke is a great instructor looking for baby boy to adopt   We are hoping to adopt a baby soon typre
MikeandMary · 1210 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 · 1212 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 · 1218 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
· 1224 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
· 1234 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 · 1236 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 · 1242 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 · 1253 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 · 1253 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 · 1276 days ago

We are off to IHOP to celebrate.  Instead of a birthday cake we are having birthday pancakes for dinner!!!  
MattandJenny · 1280 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 · 1282 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 · 1329 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 · 1127 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 · 1205 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
· 1239 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 · 1016 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 · 1223 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 · 1179 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 · 928 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
· 1314 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 · 1186 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 · 1193 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 · 1166 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 · 1190 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 · 1243 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 · 1265 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 · 1327 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 · 1345 days ago

This weekend we moved our best friends about an hour and a half away from us.  We had a great time doing that and moving them into their new house.  We are looking forward to going and visting them in a few weeks and going the the church that they are now
bvanstrien · 22 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 · 1154 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 · 1208 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 · 1240 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 · 1250 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 · 1251 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 · 1253 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 · 1271 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
· 1271 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
· 1278 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 · 1288 days ago

We just got back from our annual vacation up north.  The weather was great and what could be better than a week with friends and family.  We swam every day and cooked on the grill every night.  Of course we had to make some s'mores in the fire along with p
PeteandMary · 14 hours ago

Perfect end to a great weekend. Tonight we had dinner at Mikes sisters house with Mikes parents. Always enjoy playing with our niece and nephew. Uncle Mike is their human jungle gym and Aunt Kristi is the tickle master. 
MichaelandKristi · Yesterday

We did some baby shopping this week.  Just wanted to get some basics in case we get a quick placement (fingers crossed). The baby clothes are SO adorable.  We wanted to buy everything but keep it to a minium.  :-)  Can't wait for our little one to arrive.
theresamark · Yesterday

  Dream of using these tips to help get a little one day to bed. WWW.micheleandstevenadopt.info micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com 
micheleandsteven · Yesterday

  Had a great time as always at our yearly family camping trip in Ohio. We had a couple days of rain but we had a great time spending several days with the family.  Here are just a few of the photos from the trip. One is the view from the top of the hill a
donaldandkara · Yesterday

One of our favorite things to do is to hang out with our family.  Whether it's just the immediate family or the extended family.  Last night we went to the wedding of Kristi's cousins daughter.  We had such a great time dancing and hanging out with the fam
MichaelandKristi · 2 days ago

  Tomorrow, August 29th, will be our 6th wedding anniversary.  We cannot believe that it has already been 6 years!  We will celebrate by starting the morning with a trianing run (3 miles) and probably end the day eating out at a nice restaurant.     David
DavidandCarmen · 3 days ago

  Hanging with my college roommate and hubby in NYC. We imagine sharing this great city with a child one day.
micheleandsteven · 5 days ago

We had a great time celebrating Laura's birthday! During the day we went on a nature walk and took a ride on a giant swan, which was a lot of fun! We invited family over for a nice chicken and rib dinner with a delicious ice cream cake for dessert (Laura's
JohnandLaura · 6 days ago

Cannot believe summer is almost over!  We went to a flower festival over the summer - the flowers were beautiful.  Planted some flowers around the house & yard. A few flowers can really brighten up the house. Had some family partites to attend which is
phillipandmary · 6 days ago

Mike and I had a nice productive weekend. Mike worked in the yard, one of the things he likes to do. Trimming trees, bushes, weeding and picking vegetables out of the garden. I was inside cleaning house with all the windows open. There was such a nice bree
MichaelandKristi · 8 days ago

We can't belive its been a year since our home study was completed. This means we need to renew it pretty quickly.  We are very hopeful we will have good news really soon. 
theresamark · 8 days ago

Mark's cousins where visiting from California.  We had a big family dinner with lots of laughs and great food.  it was a really fun time.  Our families are so excited to welcome our baby into our loving family. 
theresamark · 8 days ago

  Visited the World Trade Center this weekend. We remember that day so well. It was such a sad day. It is amazing how beautiful it is today. Let’s never forget. 
micheleandsteven · 8 days ago

We added more photos to our profile today!  They are from our camping trip over the 4th of July and our trip  back to North Dakota.  
DavidandCarmen · 8 days ago

Greg picked up this book a couple weeks ago and has been enjoying reading it - "Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads."  A few evenings ago he closed it and said "Well, now I know how to swadle a baby!"  He really is getting prepared!
gregandpam · 9 days ago

Last week we had a blast.  It was our next trip.  Friday evening we drove to Mio Michigan to our friend’s cottage.  As long as we give our friend a heads up, we can stay there whenever we like. We had a plan for about two days. On Saturday we knew that we
marcinandkasia · 10 days ago

A couple of weeks ago, it was my husband’s birthday. This day we spent with Marcin's parents. Marcin is a loving and a wonderful husband. I baked him a homemade cake and prepared dinner for the family. In our house we always celebrate Polish and American t
marcinandkasia · 10 days ago

  So true. Important to have great people around you. We look forward to sharing our amazing family and friends with a child one day. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info Micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com 
micheleandsteven · 11 days ago

Today is the first day that has felt like fall.  Our cherry tree leaves have been falling for about 2 weeks now.  We think that fall is coming!   We are enjoying our garden.  Zucchini, cucumbers, and rhubarb is all that we've harversted so far.   We tend t
DavidandCarmen · 11 days ago

In our garden, along with cucumbers we grow Roma tomatoes and several different kind of peppers   Mike enjoys canning salsa each year. He makes it with a little bit of a kick to it and then makes a small batch that is hot. Mike enjoys very spicy foods. I l
MichaelandKristi · 12 days ago

We had such a great time playing with our niece Ashlyn Marie. The girls swam, colored and baked! We love that Sophie gets to be so close to her cousin!
JohnandLaura · 12 days ago

 We took a trip to West Virginia to go stargazing and see the meteor shower.  There is nothing better than seeing the milkey way and looking for shooting stars. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for coming with us!
BobandKarin · 13 days ago

We went to Hershey Park with some friends. Rebecca loved the rides. Her favorites were the train and the carousel.  And of course the popcorn and blue slushie that we got.  
BobandKarin · 13 days ago

So, we are big adventurers. I think that's the part of our marriage (and really our entire relationship) that I love the most. Even when we're doing small things, like trying new foods, we seem to find adventure in it. This weekend, we decided to go to our
leighannandkevin · 13 days ago

It has been a summer of crafting! I love to paint and so does this messy little girl.  This week we have been arranging flowers and drawing or painting them.  It has been fun!  
JohnandLaura · 14 days ago

  My hubby cooking Peruvian corn for our weekly family dinner at grandma’s. We imagine bringing a child our own one day to these dinners.
micheleandsteven · 15 days ago

Today we spent the afternoon with Kristi's mom and this evening we went out to dinner with Mikes parents to celebrate Kristi's birthday a day early.   
MichaelandKristi · 15 days ago

Mark and I did some family visiting yesterday. We spent time with our nieces, my grandparents, mom, sister, and Mark's parents.  Being with our families always makes us happy.  We also collected lots of good veggies from everyone's garden's!  We have a ton
theresamark · 15 days ago

We had fun last night celebrating our nieces birthday!  Always enjoy spending time with our family.   
MichaelandKristi · 17 days ago

The cucumbers are coming in like crazy. Mike canned 7 jars today and 3 jars before we went on our camping vacation.  With these he used his grandmas recipe which is with dill. Next batch will be my grandmas recipe.  
MichaelandKristi · 19 days ago

We recently celebrated our nephew's birthday! Our family tradition is everyone has a cake to celebrate his or her birthday and of course ice cream!      
ClaudiaandPaul · 20 days ago

We have had such a fabulous summer! All of our favorite things involve being outdoors so summer is the perfect time for walking on a trail, fishing, or just playing on a beach or in the yard.  
JohnandLaura · 20 days ago

I found this beautiful edition of Little Women this weekend. This is the first non-picture book that I (Leigh-Ann) can remember reading, and I'm excited to read it again! I may have bought several other books this weekend as well. Books are my weakness. ;-
leighannandkevin · 20 days ago

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