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Sunday, May 31st   We were invited over my aunt and uncle's house to celebrate my cousin's birthday.  They had lunch and a cake and we all had a wonderful time celebrating her birthday.
Matt_Laura4 · 24 days ago

Sunday, May 24th It was a wonderful day to go for a drive to Pennsylvania. We stopped on the way for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel and then visited Bushkill Falls for the day. We hiked around by the falls, which were beautiful. We lucked out and had grea
Matt_Laura4 · 24 days ago

This past Saturday, Marcin and I decided to stay home. Since the weather was nice, we ended up having a barbecue. We decided to spend the whole day outside. Once we got everything ready for the grill, we reflected on how great it is to eat dinner out on ou
marcinandkasia · 24 days ago

As a child we always did fireworks in our own backyard.  The neighbors would come over and my  father would set them off.  It was one of my favorite nights of the year.  All the kids would be running around playing, catching lightening bugs and staying up
laura603 · 26 days ago

One thing to know about us is that Carmen is a planner and David just goes along for the ride!  This works well for us for the most part. Our last post was about pudgy pies.  We went camping over the fourth of July and Carmen planned the whole weekend's me
DavidandCarmen · 26 days ago

We had such a fun Fourth of July weekend!  Sarah's sister and niece were in town for an overnight visit with her parents, so she and Evan started the weekend early.  I joined them on Friday afternoon and we enjoyed nightly campfires, lots of outside playti
PeteandSarah · 26 days ago

We had the best time in Orlando this 4th of July weekend.   Discovery Cove was the most amazing experience, we both completely disconnected from the rest of the world and really enjoyed snorkeling next to our favorite fish and stringrays.   Jeff and I both
jeffandaudrey · 27 days ago

Hope you had a great 4th. What better way to celebrate the 4th of July then watching the Macy’s fireworks practically in our own backyard. We imagine bringing a child one day and watch their eyes light up as they watch the fireworks.
micheleandsteven · 27 days ago

While in Central Park we ran into a friend to everybody Big Bird. A baby will be so excited to meet him and take part in all the wonderful activities of the park when we bring them here.
micheleandsteven · 28 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 · 29 days ago

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 · 30 days ago

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 · 30 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 · 31 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 · 31 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 · 32 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 · 32 days ago

Sophie and John went out fishing! Soph caught her first fish!  
JohnandLaura · 33 days ago

Hanging out good friends talking, laughing and eating. They happily talk about the future good times of birthdays, graduations, and other milestones.
micheleandsteven · 34 days ago

Gorgeous day in the park. Lots of kids playing and moms with their babies. We imagine the times when our child will play in the park with their friends with us watching to make sure they are safe.     
micheleandsteven · 36 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 · 36 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 · 37 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 · 37 days ago

  Great article we found. Being a parent is the biggest responsibility as well as soul fulfilling. We are ready for all the joys and responsibilities that parenting will bring when a wonderful birth mother or couple places baby with us http://www.scarymomm
micheleandsteven · 38 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 · 38 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 · 38 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 · 38 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 · 38 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 · 38 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 · 39 days ago

Had a blast with our nieces and nephews. They are the real superstars of the family. They can’t wait to have a baby cousin to join in. They speak about how they will sing nursery rhymes and learn baby games.
micheleandsteven · 39 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 · 41 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 · 43 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 · 44 days ago

Today is our 9th wedding anniversary! The years have just flown by. We have been so blessed but pray for a child to add to our family and love.    
shanaandsamadopt · 45 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 · 45 days ago

Having a great time with our relatives at a family celebration. Our baby will grow to have fun times with cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.
micheleandsteven · 45 days ago

Headed back east from a fun filled weekend of family good times
micheleandsteven · 48 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 · 48 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 · 51 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 · 51 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 · 51 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 · 51 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 · 51 days ago

Time 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 · 52 days ago

These are my fabulous peonies! In the garden at the house we have hundreds of them and they are my favorite. This year they grew particularly HUGE in size. Graham has been watching them from bud to flower and updates me on their progress until the full blo
carol_adopts · 53 days ago

So much fun at Henry’s Bday party. He was such a ham with Loony Louie. Can’t wait to plan one of these parties one day.  
micheleandsteven · 54 days ago

06/07/2015 Hi everyone We just celebrated Brayden's 11th birthday, and I am sitting here wondering where the time has gone.  It feels like just yesterday I held him for the first time, this wrinkly, wiggly little guy with the cute little whimper that stol
AmitandNatalie · 54 days ago

We will be first time parents when we adopt. Found this great way to help comfort a baby. We also get advice from our friends and family.
micheleandsteven · 58 days ago

In 3 days we will be celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary! Most people would say that it doesn't feel like they have been married that long. For us, we feel like we have been together forever. You don't go through all that we have in our life and build
nickandnikki · 60 days ago

We had a great Memorial Day.  We had the priviledge of again hosting the Memorial Day Parade in our local town.  We did not have a great turnout this year as the weather was not the best but we still had a good time.  Brandon pulled the float for our churc
bvanstrien · 60 days ago

We realize we need to learn how to know what our child is feeling to help him or her out. We wonder if this article will help us  
micheleandsteven · 61 days ago

A new summer activity for our family is T-Ball.  Miles had his first game last week.  He enjoys hitting the ball but could care less about playing in the outfield.  He always so dirty at the end of a game.  I asked him "Miles why are you so dirty, baseball
laura603 · 61 days ago

When we are selected by an expectant mother or birth couple we’ll buy this fantastic adoption book. We’ll  fill it with precious memories about baby’s birth family and through the years about how we kept in touch with each other.  Also, about baby’s milest
micheleandsteven · 64 days ago

We had a family filled Memorial/Birthday weekend.   Weather held out and Miles was able to play with his cousin, Stella.  We took her Miles old "big bike" and showed her how to use it.   Celebrated another birthday surrounded with family.  Kids sang happy
laura603 · 65 days ago

In Montreal we listened to jazz music. Pictured with us is one of the amazing singers. We look forward to sharing our love of music when we grow our family through adoption.  
micheleandsteven · 67 days ago

Today I was thinking about Sloane's birthday.  She will be two years old in a couple of weeks.  Her birthmother selected us to be her parents just two weeks before she was born.  The day we recieved the call from our agency was life changing!  I was going
JasonandAmy · 69 days ago

Last night’s dinner is homemade Chines food. Family dinners will be great when our child  can enjoy trying new foods we’ll prepare.    
micheleandsteven · 71 days ago

It is a little like waiting in line at a store. You know you are going to get your turn if you are just patient. Patience is a little hard for us considering what is at the end of this line. We are just too excited! Due to the fact that the line takes as l
nickandnikki · 71 days ago

Good morning! I know it's late, but I wanted to take a minute to talk about what a wonderful mother's day I had.  I got the perfect gift this year.  It's that thing that every nurse on the night shift needs and loves...sleep!!  Amit was off, so he worked r
AmitandNatalie · 72 days ago

Hi, this is Cari.  I am a planner by nature.  I love to know what is coming so the adoption process would seem like it might be really hard for me since we don't know who the child will be.  But actually, what has happened is that I've already started feel
davidandcari · 72 days ago

With Memorial day approaching, we decided to post about Mary's mom, Carolyn. She passed away in September of 2000 in a car accident. She was a fun, loving and nurturing mother. She enjoyed making people laugh and spending time with her family.
codyandmary · 72 days ago

I read a quote today "You never stand so tall as when you stoop to help a child.”  Love this quote we look forward adopting a child so we can stand tall with them.
micheleandsteven · 73 days ago

Sunday we were able to celebrate sweet Leah Marie's Baptism.  Kevin and I are honored to be her Godparents.   We are so excited to be apart of her life and see her grow!  :-)
kevinandjillyn · 74 days ago

Summer is our favorite time of year! One of our favorite ways to spend time together is sitting on our front porch in the evenings. Last night, we had the chance to do that right after a rain storm. We were lucky enough to see a beautiful rainbow! We love
mkrkid · 74 days ago

Here we are at our favorite summertime activity. There is nothing better than bubbles and my good friend figured out how to make them really, really big!!!! 
BobandKarin · 74 days ago

We had a great time visiting with Wyatt and Sadie (two of Sophie's cousins that live up north)! John pulled the kids around on a blanket for at least an hour!
JohnandLaura · 74 days ago

This year Graham made me a poster and gave me a plant for Mother's Day. I had to work on the actual day, so he sent a smal bouquet of flowers to the ER for me. Because its me, my mom and Graham (and soon the new baby) Mother's Day has such meaning for all
carol_adopts · 75 days ago

Today we went to my college alumni networking event. It was great to meet new people as well as connect with some old friends. The best part was it was held at this old castle. It was so beautiful and right on the water. We love finding special hidden plac
micheleandsteven · 75 days ago

Look what hatched in our yard! Baby Robins! We enjoy many adventures in our yard that we can't wait to share with a child! It's so cute watching mama robin feed her babies, while daddy robin stands guard. Nature is beautiful!  
JasonandHeidi · 76 days ago

It is so much fun to spend a night out on the town just the two of us! 
JohnandLaura · 76 days ago

This last weekend was truly a welcome to spring! We woke up early on Saturday and went to walk around the Tridge, which happens to also be where the farmers market is. We love the famers market! The fresh flavors, beautiful plants and of course shopping ou
nickandnikki · 80 days ago

We headed to Kansas City this weekend to attend a graduation party, see Chris' sister, and catch up with some friends. When we go, we usually alternate staying with Chris' sister and these wonderful people. They have been close to Chris for many years and
Lecuyer10 · 80 days ago

We have been busy these past couple of weeks.  Beth was able to finish a t-shirt quilt for Brandon's cousin for her high school graduation (we would post a picture of it but we don't want her to see it yet).  We have also had the joy of watching all of our
bvanstrien · 82 days ago

Spending Mother's Day in Central Park with Family.Grandma Linda, Marcy and I just hanging out and relaxing watching the boys play soft ball.What a  spectacular day.  
micheleandsteven · 82 days ago

Tonight we took our two dogs, Tank and Roxy, for a walk on one of our local trails. Tank swam and played in the river and Roxy just enjoyed the warm weather. It was a great spent!
codyandmary · 86 days ago

Last night Steve and I went out to dinner to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. We ate some yummy Mexican food and listened to a Mariachi band. We look forward to exposing a child to all sorts of foods and cultures.  
micheleandsteven · 87 days ago

Spring is a time of new beginnings and an awakening of the soul as the days get longer and the weather becomes more pleasant. We were already been lucky enough to enjoy a day at the Zoo and this weekend we will be traveling to the Great Lakes. It's just a
TimoandJessica · 87 days ago

Hi everyone!   Things have been so very busy here over the last week...but a good kind of busy!  Great things are happening, and we are feeling optimistic that soon we will have another little one in our home to share this wonderful life.   Several months
AmitandNatalie · 88 days ago

I participate in a Mommy Preschool with two friends. We all take a week and do preschool for the kids. It's such a fun way to explore together and to be very active in Rebecca's education. Last week we learned about the letter W and the solar system. Rebec
BobandKarin · 88 days ago

This last weekend we took a small 4 day trip to southwest Virginia. We had some lovely stops as we visited a nature reserve, Appomattox Courthouse where they ended the civil war, Natural Bridge and the Shennandoah Caverns. It was so fun to get out of the s
BobandKarin · 88 days ago

The weather this weekend was perfect and in the high 70s! We planted some more flowers in front of our house today and we also decided to plant some apple trees! 
codyandmary · 89 days ago

Last summer a violent wind storm put a giant crack down the middle of our beloved Hackberry tree in the front yard. That tree and its cute little tree house were part of the reason we fell in love with our house. Sadly, it became a danger and we had to let
Lecuyer10 · 90 days ago

It's finally warming up and looking green around here after a boring, brown winter! We love to start working outside in the spring to make our house look bright and cheerful again.
Lecuyer10 · 90 days ago

What a beautiful day to go out on a bike ride catching bugs!  
JohnandLaura · 91 days ago

  So excited just bought some art for our home. I love decorating and look forward to decorating the 2nd bedroom for a child one day.
micheleandsteven · 92 days ago

Last weekend we attended a beautiful wedding for one of Cody's cousin. The venue was decorated nicely. We were able to spend the evening with Cody's side of the family. 
codyandmary · 92 days ago

04/30/2015 Hi Everyone! For my journal entry, I wanted to share one of many proud moments I've gotten to experience as a father.  Our son is ten years old.  He is autistic, and struggles with many things.  Even the smallest victories in his day are cause f
AmitandNatalie · 93 days ago

Just founds this picture from when we celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary. It was such a special family celebration. We look forwad to sharing many more celebrations with family and friends.  
micheleandsteven · 93 days ago

What a great day to visit the zoo! Sophie LOVES the turtles, snakes, and even enjoyed seeing the alligator! We enjoyed seeing the snake look at us and even dart toward the window a few times. We finished with a mommy and me lunch date.  
JohnandLaura · 94 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 · 96 days 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 · 96 days 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 · 96 days 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 · 96 days 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 · 97 days 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 · 99 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 · 100 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 · 102 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 · 102 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 · 103 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 · 105 days ago

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