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We has a great visit to Bok Tower with the youth group we are involved with. They have a new section which the girls absolutely loved!! Everyone enjoyed the gardens, feeding the fish and listening to the music from the tower. Can't wait to go back again!!!
treyandselene · 4 hours ago

  Excited kicking off my b-day weekend with a Yankee Game with my hubby.Dream of bringing a child one day to a game after we adopt. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5v4KrSFchBM&feature=youtu.beemail micheleandsteven
micheleandsteven · 7 hours ago

We started September off going to a local zoo. That same weekend we went to see Pete's Dragan the movie and then had dinner together. The following weeken we saw Bridget Jones Baby, which was also very good. That same weekend we went to the park road paddl
Matt_Laura4 · 17 hours ago

We are really enjoying Parent-Tot soccer with our son!   
tomandnancy · 17 hours ago

Hello Birth-mothers! Didn't this summer just fly by so fast? We had a fun filled summer. In June we went strawberry picking, got tickets to see the Million Dollar Quartet, went to see a comedian, went out to eat for our 9 year Anniversary, went to Connetic
Matt_Laura4 · 19 hours ago

Last weekend Heather spent the weekend with her parents in Toronto, Cananda.  With everyone's busy lives it is a real treat for her to spend the one-on-one time with them, and visiting a new city - and a new country - is even better.  
mitchandheather · 2 days ago

  Your child will be raised in a wonderful and secure home and will be loved unconditionally.
micheleandsteven · 2 days ago

One of the traditions of our family is reading time on the weekends. During this time, we all find a comfy space in the living room and each enjoy a book from our personal collection or from the library for at least one hour in the morning after breakfast.
derekandjim · 2 days ago

The past two weeks have been a true gift. Normally the weather here in the Netherlands changes in September with the degrees dropping and the autumn taking over. But this year the summer decide to extend it's stay and made it possible for us to enjoy some
vincentandjos · 2 days ago

"I am sure that God keeps no one waiting unless he sees that it is good for him to wait." ~C.S. Lewis Waiting and wondering with love is growing in our hearts and anticipation boiling over. It is unknown how long we will wait, and the wait can be excruciat
kentandrachelle · 3 days ago

It is an interesting feeling, when you are in the process of being "un-matched." The birthmom we were matched with, has decided to keep her baby. It is all so bittersweet. It is amazing that she has found a way to care for the bundle of joy. We are happy a
jonathanandjessica · 3 days ago

Cooler fall weather has finally made an apperance, at least for a few days anyway. This makes us happy! We are so ready for some pumpkin picking fun with family and getting lost in a corn maze with friends!  We found out this week that we are now an offici
brianandbeth · 3 days ago

We visited Ward's parents' farm this weekend.  We picked our pumpkins for Halloween, played with the dogs, walked the bush trail and did puzzles inside when it rained.  It was a nice fall weekend with familly.
wardandmelissa · 4 days ago

Hello everyone! Our fall has begun, as the sweatshirts and cool weather has arrived. One of our favorite beginning of Fall traditions is going to the Cider Mill. There are many around our area, and the smell of fresh donuts and cider really brings out the
brianandkerri · 4 days ago

Fall has officially arrived, but luckily the weather has still been nice and sunny over the last couple of weeks. We took an extra day off at work and took the opportunity to explore the countryside around Rotterdam by bike. Points of interest consist of n
markandpaulus · 4 days ago

The last Saturday in September the women in our church get together for a Women's Conference, and this time Erica went with some old roomates that have stayed some of my closest friends.  It was so nice to get together with them, catch up, listen to some g
jonathananderica · 5 days ago

If you think that BYU football is a big deal in our house, then you can only imagine what happens when BYU plays Utah (University of Utah).....its a pretty intense game!  We get together as a family to watch the game, eat food, yell and scream a lot about
jonathananderica · 5 days ago

If you think that BYU football is a big deal in our house, then you can only imagine what happens when BYU plays Utah (University of Utah).....its a pretty intense game!  We get together as a family to watch the game, eat food, yell and scream a lot about
jonathananderica · 5 days ago

We had a desired, quieter week, staying in town without any visitors. On Tuesday we attended a meeting at Adoption Associates for waiting families. There were six couples at the meeting and there were two women who have placed a child for adoption who spok
spencerandkate · 5 days ago

Hi everyone When I was about 20 years old, my childhood dog Nicky passed away.  In an attempt to soften the blow to my parents, my youngest brother showed up with a pretty little girl named Pip.  She has been a part of my life for almost 17 years, and we'v
AmitandNatalie · 5 days ago

We have started talking more to Sophie about "the baby" that is going to join our family. She is really excited and we are, too! This past week we set up some of our baby gear so that we are ready in case the call comes quickly (we only had 4 hours notice
benandkatie · 6 days ago

We camped near Steamboat Springs a couple of weeks ago, and we finally let Chase have a real hook on his fishing pole. John cast for him, but then Chase did the reeling in of the line. Instead of a fish, he caught a crawfish...but he thought it was awesome
johnandsara · 6 days ago

The calendar says that it is officially fall, which is my absolute favorite season (Yay!)...but this hot summer heat is still here. Whew! Someone please send summer the memo to take a hike so we can start enjoying all the fun fall festivities! We are so e
brianandbeth · 7 days ago

  We look forward to one day waking up and receiving the call that special call that will change our lives in the most amazing way possible. If you or some one you know is thinking of adoption we would love to hear from you. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info
micheleandsteven · 7 days ago

We had a great weekend with our Chicago visitors!  Heather's college roommate and her adorable 3 kids came to down to do everything touristy for the weekend, and Mitch's aunt and uncle were in town as well visiting his cousins who live here.   We'd like to
mitchandheather · 7 days ago

We’ve been fortunate to accomplish many goals: (1) graduating high school and college with honors, (2) buying a home, (3) enjoying career success. However, our main goal has always been to raise a family. We’ve always wanted children through adoption, and
derekandjim · 9 days ago

This weekend was filled with lots of family and birthday celebrations. Friday evening we got together with Erik's family for a BBQ and to celebrate a few birthdays. The food was amazing and the company was even better. Sunday evening we headed up to Logan
erikandkamilyn · 10 days ago

Our journey has begun...
tomandnancy · 11 days ago

As the summer comes to a close, Nick and I spent some quality time in the mountains with some of my family near my parent's favorite campground.  We were watching a friend's dog for a few weeks (Which we loved!) and decided to head out for a hike.  In the
nickandbrenda · 11 days ago

We spent this past weekend in Northern Indiana with Kate's family. We went to the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne on Saturday with Kate's parents, her sister and her brother-in-law. Kate went to the same festival many times as a child and it was gr
spencerandkate · 11 days ago

We enjoyed some warm weather yesterday as we cleaned up our garden and backyard for the season.  Today we took our son to a park so he could ride his tricycle on a paved path. It was nice to spend some quiet time together as a family.
wardandmelissa · 12 days ago

One of our best memories from this summer was our visit with my son's birth mother, her other two children (and his half-siblings) and his biological great-aunt. We've visited a few times before, but now that he's 4 and a half, these things are more meangi
michelleadopts · 13 days ago

We recently went to an auction and Matt felt like he struck gold when he found Tinkertoys, he just had to buy them for Kinley.  They've had so much fun playing with them.  Kinley loves to play with whatever Matt creates, so far her favorite has been the sw
mattandmariah · 13 days ago

Escaping from the neverending heat of the DC summer, Darrell and I took off to Canada last week, visiting Montreal and Quebec City.  My only previous trip to Montreal had been in the sub-freezing days of January and I'd spent most of that visit enduring a
darrellandjoshua · 13 days ago

We took a summer vacation to southern California this year.  We had a blast!  We went to Disneyland, Sea World, and Legoland. Lots of fun, happy memories were made.  
jimandrebecca · 14 days ago

Over the summer, we celebrated Braden's 9th birthday with a fun day of swimming and eating out at one of our favorite Mexican food restaurants.  Both sets of grandparents and Jim's twin brother,  Jeff and his family joined us and we all had a great time!  
jimandrebecca · 14 days ago

Is a picture worth a thousand words? One of the many things we want to do is capture all our memories in photos so we can share it with future generations, and they - in turn - with their families and friends. We have been so grateful to have heard stories
derekandjim · 16 days ago

This past weekend, we headed back to Minnesota for a relative's wedding. It was great to see so many family members and to have a long weekend with Katie's parents, sister Elizabeth, brother-in-law Andy and nephew Oliver. Sophie and Ollie ruled the dance f
benandkatie · 16 days ago

This weekend we had so much fun having diner with friends on saturday. We organise this BBQ events a few times a year with 3 other couples. Each couple need to make a dish from scratch with fresh ingredients This time we made fresh guacamole! On sunday we
vincentandjos · 17 days ago

From Susan: At the end of August Charly and I took a road trip from Utah to Texas to visit Mimi, my mom.  On the way we stopped in Colorado and got to catch up with CCS, Charly's birth mom and her birth family.  When we first set out to adopt, I was adame
joshandsusan · 18 days ago

It has been a while since I posted an update. We are just finishing up our harvest here at the farm. It has been a busy couple of weeks, but soon to slow down (hopefully by the end of the week!). I have been keeping myself occupied with some home canned go
travisandshannon · 18 days ago

Quick update before I go into this last weekend. Since our last post we have discovered that both Carson and Maci are nearsided and need glasses. Here's a picture with them in their new look: This last weekend Carson and David went on a Father and Son's ca
davidandsadie · 18 days ago

We had an awesome weekend!   We finished our first ever 750 piece puzzle as a family! We thought it would take us a few months... it only took us a few weeks! Here we all put our last piece in at the same time to complete it. We're already into our next on
steveandleeann · 18 days ago

We celebrated our son's fourth birthday this weekend with both sets of grandparents, auntie and uncle and lots of cake. Birthdays are a fun day at our house as we usually celebrate with a cake Melissa has made. We would all enjoy adding the birthday of a n
wardandmelissa · 19 days ago

As mentioned in our previous post we had our friend, Bret, in town from California. We enjoyed spending a few weeknights with him. We played trivia, played cards, ate a lot of food, and spent an evening playing wallyball. It was great to see him again! Her
spencerandkate · 19 days ago

The girls needed a time out this weekend, so they put themselves in one!  Our church organizes these events called Time Out For Women that they hold all over the country.  They have great speakers, good music, a service project of some kind that will benef
jonathananderica · 19 days ago

Football season is a big deal in our house!   Jon loves most sports and can spend hours watching, commentating, analyzing, and reading about most sports, but football is probably his most favorite.   College football started this week, and with that bring
jonathananderica · 19 days ago

Hi everyone It seems like someone, somewhere, broke the magical remote that controls the weather, and we've been stuck on the rain network for days.  Not that I'm complaining, really.  Rain is great for the garden, not to mention the free carwash I get if
AmitandNatalie · 19 days ago

We recently took a trip to Chicago, and we met up with Kathy's cousins from Iowa to enjoy the city. We took a boat tour looking at all the monuments, and went shopping on the Miracle Mile.
howardandkathy · 20 days ago

  Who says the sky is the limit. Hopes and dreams are limitless. This is something we will instill in our child after we adopt. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info email micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com txt/call 646-650-8634  
micheleandsteven · 21 days ago

We took our son to the swimming pool this weekend.  We had a great time and there were a lot of families there.  We asked him if he would like to have a brother or sister to go swiming with.  He said yes.  We would love to have another child to take to the
wardandmelissa · 22 days ago

Hello again! I can't believe another summer has come and gone!  But as they say, all good things must come to an end.  And for Brayden, that means an end to elementary school, and the beginning of a new adventure...middle school!  I can't believe this guy
AmitandNatalie · 23 days ago

Jim loved to read at a very young age, as did his siblings. His siblings and he would go to the library to check out new books to read every week. His love or reading began one summer when Jim’s stepmother encouraged him to finish a book by the end of the
derekandjim · 23 days ago

Yesterday was Labor Day and marked the unoffical end to summer.  Although it's always sad to end the summer, it is always very exciting to begin the school year!  As a first grade teacher, it is always so special to see the excitement on all of my little s
garyandandrea · 24 days ago

We had a great Labor Day weekend, both of us enjoying three days in a row without going to work! It was a busy time, as the beginning of September always is...we celebrate our anniversary (5 years!), Spencer's birthday (#34) and Kate's birthday (#32) withi
spencerandkate · 24 days ago

  Our anniversary dinner at Aldolfos in ocean city MD. Great food and music. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info email micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com txt/call 646-650-8634    
micheleandsteven · 24 days ago

  Over labor day weekend five years ago I married my best friend. Love him more and more each day. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next as we dream to grow our family through adoption. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info email Micheleandstevenadopt@gm
micheleandsteven · 24 days ago

  Yea made it to OC Maryland. Time to celebrate 5 years of marriage. Let’s hope the weather holds up its pretty here. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info email micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com txt/call 646-650-8634
micheleandsteven · 24 days ago

  Fun in the sun at Ocean City  thMD this weekend celebrating our anniversay. Perfect place to bring a little one after we adopt. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info email micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com txt/call 646-650-8634
micheleandsteven · 24 days ago

Wow! Can you believe it's September already??  I can't believe summer is "somewhat done." Kids all going back to school now. Kevin and I just got home from our last summer vacation and we had a blast! We even got to go to a worship "concert" led by Mark Sc
kevinandamy · 24 days ago

This Labor Day weekend we headed to the Lost Creek Wilderness area in Colorado for our first family back-country camping trip. Carrying Sophie and all of our gear was HEAVY, but we had a blast telling stories by the campfire, cooking soup over the camp sto
benandkatie · 25 days ago

A few weekends ago, we celebrated Howard's aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary and 80th birthdays at a luncheon with family and friends from as far away as Japan joining us. I hope we are as healthy as they are when we get to their age! We watched an
howardandkathy · 25 days ago

Recently Liz and Marna had a chance to spend time with family. Since both of our families celebrated important events on the same weekend, we divided and conquered. Marna had a blast celebrating a family birthday in the country.     Liz took an epic road
elizabethandmarna · 28 days ago

  We are Steven and Michele and have been married for five fabulous years. We dream of adding a child to our family through adoption. We will love and support the child and ensure all their dreams come true. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info YouTube https
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Derek grew up in a family of five as the middle child: mom, dad and two brothers. Both of his parents worked – mother as a engineer; father as a court interpreter. His mother valued education, and his father set the expectations. His dad loves movies and a
derekandjim · 30 days ago

Have I mentioned how great Kevin is? I mean seriously great.    This guy pulled over a fast one on me! A few weeks ago I turned 32, gulp. He made me believe we were celebrating my birthday with just the two of us at a group paiting event.    When I walked
kevinandkelli · 30 days ago

We have had a ton of fun the last month of summer! We’ve been hiking, biking, to the beach, at the carnival, back to school shopping days, craft days, museums, let’s just head out and find a treat days and of course plenty of picnics! We decided to end the
steveandleeann · 32 days ago

Last week we went on an amazing vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyoming! We stayed right outside of Teton National Park in the Teton Village. While we were there we had dinner on top of a mountain, sampled the local golf course (which turns into a cross country
chadandmary · 32 days ago

We had a successful yard/garage sale with Melissa's parents and her brother.  We made use of Melissa's parents' garage for the sale.  We had a good visit with them and our son Jack got to have a little iced tea stand.
wardandmelissa · 33 days ago

  This weekend we had the opportunity to attend an infant care class hosted by our adoption agency.  What a wonderful experience!  The class was taught by a nurse from one of the local hospitals.    We learned all sorts of helpful things like:   how to swa
davidandanne · 33 days ago

We spent the weekend at Kate's sister (Sarah) and brother in law's house in Southern Indiana. We were joined by Kate's parents, and Kate's brother and his wife. We got in late Friday night, so visited for a bit and then went to bed. Saturday morning we enj
spencerandkate · 33 days ago

This Summer has gone by way too fast.  We made it a goal to do as many fun things together as possible this Summer. We started off our Summer with a trip to Green Bay for Memorial weekend. The highlights of that trip were the Bay Beach Amusement Park and W
adamandkristen · 34 days ago

This past week Ben picked up some beads and string to make bracelets. He thought a "family art night" would be a fun new tradition. The best part was seeing Sophie's look of determination as she tried to get the beads on her string. We plan to continue hav
benandkatie · 35 days ago

The night we arrived we had s'mores at a campground outside of Rexburg. It was Carson and Maci's first s'mores, and needless to say, they wanted s'more! The next morning we played at the Rexburg city park. They have a nice big splash pad and a full size c
davidandsadie · 35 days ago

We spent the last two weekends camping in Frisco, Colorado.  Frisco is one of our favorite places to travel to because of the hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and the quaintness of the cute little town. We recently purchased stand-up paddle boards, and now we
dustinandangannette · 36 days ago

So our adoptive family profile went live a couple of days ago...so now we start the process of waiting.  We have read so many articles on how to manage the wait of the adoption process and we have started taking a few things to heart.  We have started taki
ryanandkhara · 36 days ago

We are a diverse household with many interests. Derek is Chinese and speaks conversational Cantonese. Jim was an Eagle Scout, the highest recognition in Boy Scouts. Our parents taught us to work hard, set expectations and achieve our dreams. We were both h
derekandjim · 37 days ago

We've had a Great summer but now it is time for the school year to start.  The kids were excited for their first day of school, while Nyla and Haley are looking forward to spending some time together.  We are also looking forward to fall sports and activit
chrisandhaley · 38 days ago

    This past weekend Katie was able to fly back to Minnesota for her college roommate's wedding. It was a wonderful day filled with laughter and joy, but extra special because the groom is from India.  To honor his culture, many of us wore sarees. We enj
benandkatie · 38 days ago

Made a new friend at Costco. We would love to bring him home to meet the new edition of our family after we adopt. Considering adoption as an option we’d love to hear from you. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info email micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com txt/call 6
micheleandsteven · 39 days ago

Hello again! Brayden's interests are constantly evolving.  Recently, he introduced us to SnapChat.  I know what you're thinking..."what took you so long?!?"  Well the answer to that is simple...I don't know!  But better late than never!  For what it's wort
AmitandNatalie · 40 days ago

This weekend we had brunch with Ward's parents to celebrate his dad's birthday and then took a walk to feed some ducks before they fly south for winter.
wardandmelissa · 40 days ago

Today was a beautiful day. There really is no other way to put it. Simply beautiful. It was both sunny and cloudy, and a comfortable 75 degrees. What could be better than going to a baseball game?! As fate would have it today was 'kids day' and all the kid
kentandrachelle · 40 days ago

Today was a beautiful day. There really is no other way to put it. Simply beautiful. It was both sunny and cloudy, and a comfortable 75 degrees. What could be better than going to a baseball game?! As fate would have it today was 'kids day' and all the kid
kentandrachelle · 40 days ago

This week on social media there were some posts about a mom taking the traditional back to school pictures of her kids, but she was the one that was overly excited for her kids to go back to school, and her kids were less than thrilled at their embarrassin
jonathananderica · 40 days ago

We had a great few days as a family when we joined our brother and his family during his holiday on a little island. We do this every year; sun, sea, camping; having fun together! We play with our nieces, grandma's dog, swim in the sea, eat ice creams :-)
marcusandjane · 40 days ago

Dinner at our house. Love trying new dishes this was a big hit. Hummus crusted chicken with rice pilaf. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info email micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com txt/call 646-650-8634  
micheleandsteven · 42 days ago

Taking an adventure to Disneyland monthly may sound like a lot to some people, but it would be amiss to not drive down often when we live less than an hour away as we are annual passholders. Each trip to Disneyland is never the same as we create adventures
derekandjim · 43 days ago

We took Tony's Dad to another one of our favorite spots.  We camped on the Blue Mesa Reservoir.  To us, it's a little bit of heaven on earth.  We cannot wait to share this place with our child one day!                                  
tonyandjess · 43 days ago

The past few weeks have been crazy filled with a lot of emotion. We met with a birth family that is not capable of taking care of their baby. The whole process was surreal. You meet these people, not knowing what to expect, and then after the meeting, you
jonathanandjessica · 44 days ago

Tonight we made an obstacle course in our back yard. You see, the kids have become somewhat obsessed with American Ninja Warrior and the Olympics. We had a balance beam, long jumps, a rope swing and a belly crawl. To put in simply, we had so much fun! We c
kentandrachelle · 46 days ago

Last week we enjoyed an end of summer vacation with Matt's parents, brother, and sister and her family.  We went to King's Island and the new Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  Kinley rode her first ride in the kiddie park with her cousin, but her favorite part w
mattandmariah · 46 days ago

  We celebrated our 5th anniversary at the end of July! It was a beautiful sunny day and perfect for some sightseeing around the Puget Sound area. Brian's mom made us an anniversary cake and we enjoyed sharing it with family and friends. As we wait for a b
brianandbreanna · 46 days ago

We had a busy week this week.  Melissa and our son Jack spent a few days with her parents at their house.  We had lots of fun and pie.  This weekend Ward's mother came to our house to babysit Jack so that we could go out for dinner and a movie.
wardandmelissa · 47 days ago

Early in the summer Jon and I spent a week in California with my family.  True to our tradition of visiting Disneyland almost every time we go to California, we went a few days early so we could spend time in the park!  We got to ride all the "big kid" rid
jonathananderica · 47 days ago

Summertime is really for fun!  We felt like this was a quieter week, and in some regards it was, but still busy!   One of Jon's friends from junior high and high school has been living in Brazil for the last 10 years with his family and has recently moved
jonathananderica · 47 days ago

Jon and I are both work with the youth in our church congregation and every summer we spend a week going camping with them, helping them learn that life without cell phones and iPods (and in this case flushing toilets and showers) is possible, and in some
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