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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 · 1280 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 · 1421 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
· 1476 days ago

This weekend we traveled to Tallahassee to watch our Noles defeat Louisville. As we sat in our friend's box we looked around and saw how blessed we are to be surrounded by such great friends and thier families. We both expressed our excitment in bringing o
justinandsarah · 220 days ago

  We just got back from a terrific family vacation at the lake with all of the grandparents.  We rented a house with a beautiful view and a big yard for our son, Holden, to explore.  He loved learning how to play washer toss and cornhole with Grandpa, and
arinanddarcy · 239 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 · 311 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 · 428 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 · 496 days ago

Our home study is complete and we are ready to adopt!
PattyandJim · 1259 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 · 1275 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 · 1276 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 · 1288 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 · 1329 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 · 1342 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 · 1343 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 · 1345 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 · 1347 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 · 1350 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 · 1351 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 · 1354 days ago

We went for a walk in our favorite park this afternoon. We fed the ducks and geese. The weather was beautiful.
JoshKelly · 1355 days ago

We're painting the nursery tomorrow. Decorating the nursery will keep us busy as we wait to adopt.
JoshKelly · 1361 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 · 1383 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 · 1456 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 · 1458 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 · 1461 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 · 1473 days ago

MIke is a great instructor looking for baby boy to adopt   We are hoping to adopt a baby soon typre
MikeandMary · 1478 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 · 1480 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 · 1486 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
· 1493 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
· 1502 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 · 1505 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 · 1511 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 · 1521 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 · 1521 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 · 1544 days ago

We are off to IHOP to celebrate.  Instead of a birthday cake we are having birthday pancakes for dinner!!!  
MattandJenny · 1548 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 · 1550 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 · 1597 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 · 1396 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 · 1473 days ago

  For Groundhog Day we made these cute little ground hog cookies out of no bake cookies and tootsie rolls. I was so excited to see that the groundhog did not see his shadow.  Today is the second to last day before spring should now start.  Too bad we are
BobandKarin · 101 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
· 1507 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 · 1285 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 · 1491 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 · 1447 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 · 1196 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
· 1582 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 · 1454 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 · 1461 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 · 1435 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 · 1459 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 · 1511 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 · 1533 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 · 1595 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 · 1613 days ago

This past weekend we headed down to Liz's hometown of Lawrence to spend the weekend with my (Liz's) mom and brother. We got in Saturday afternoon, and checked into our hotel. My mom got us a room at one of the oldest hotels in Kansas and is located right i
JeremyandLiz · 163 days ago

This past weekend we had the opportunity to go to Shipshawan Indiana.  While down there we are able to walk through a crafters festival and hear live bands playing.  It was a wonderful time of rest and relaxation.  On the way home we stopped by and saw our
bvanstrien · 234 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 · 290 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 · 1422 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 · 1476 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 · 1509 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 · 1518 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 · 1519 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 · 1521 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 · 1540 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
· 1540 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
· 1546 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 · 1556 days ago

We had such a nice camping trip in Sequim, WA (near Seattle) with Danny's brother. We had camp fires every night and spent some good quality time together by the water. Loved it!  
danielandmaria · 2 days ago

We're so excited that our room remodel upstairs is almost complete! Travis is working on installing the flooring as I type! This will be a playroom for our daughter (for now), and will hopefully soon become her bedroom when she gets evicted from her downst
travisandlaura · 2 days ago

Sophie absolutely loves insects! She catches ants, adores roly polys and she cries when a friend steps on anything with six legs.  Of all the insects, the butterfly is the most prized of all!  Sophie watched metamorphosis again this spring and enjoyed a bu
JohnandLaura · 3 days ago

Enjoyed some some canoeing last night right here at home! One of the benefits of country living! Lots of ducks, geese, and birds to see! We even found a couple of duck nests! 
travisandshannon · 3 days ago

Last week, Andy's dad and step-mom happened to be driving through town - so they stopped by for an evening with us! It was nice to have some time together to catch up, have dinner, and play board games. As you can see, Penny was excited to spend some time
gautamandandrew · 3 days ago

Hanging out with our little friend Jake at a local street fair. We look forward to bringing a little one here after we #adoptababy. If you or some one you know is thinking of adoption we would love to hear from you. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info email mic
micheleandsteven · 3 days ago

Anne's two youngest nephews graduated from high school this weekend.  One of them was doing a dual enrollment program with the local community college so he got his high school diploma and his Associate's degree awarded to him.  Best of all, since Anne's b
davidandanne · 3 days ago

Last year, I decided to challenge myself and start running. Running and I never really mixed while I was growing up despite how hard I tried.  However, I needed to find a stress reliever and so many of my friends told me to try running. So, I decided to se
jamieandkristy · 3 days ago

  We celebrated Mother's day a couple weeks ago by taking Kathy's mother to try a Yemeni restaurant. It was the first time for all of us to try this cuisine. We had a delicious fava bean dip called foul, a dish of white beans called fasolia, and an egg dis
howardandkathy · 4 days ago

Last week was a joyful week for us as Paulus' family came to visit us from Indonesia.The weather was very nice for the time of the year so we did a lot of activities outside. We rented bikes and showed them all the nice places in Rotterdam. We also went to
markandpaulus · 4 days ago

We finally had beautiful and warm-enough weather for an afternoon at the beach. Of course we went to play in the sand, but someone really wanted to swim.  The water was too cold for more than a quick dip, but it made Evan so happy!  We're looking forward t
PeteandSarah · 4 days ago

Last weekend, I (Ryan) went to Washington, D.C. for my nephew's baptism. I was honored that my sister had asked if I could be his Godfather! I count it as such a blessing to be able to help guide and nurture my nephew in faith and family as he grows up. To
ryanandashley · 6 days ago

  We love living in NYC and look forward to sharing and experiencing it with a child one day. https://m.jetsetter.com/feature/things-to-do-for-free-in-new-york This is a place where anything is possible. We want to help a child experience all life has to
micheleandsteven · 7 days ago

One of the things David and I love doing on weekends during the spring and summer is going for bicycle rides. We are lucky to have a number of bike paths near our home, one of which takes you through forests and past beautiful lakes and ponds.  David has a
davidandlora · 7 days ago

We are so excited to share Jamie's new job adventure! He has been selected to work with our local intermediate school district overseeing a variety of student organizations, such as vocational training, Future Farmers of America (FFA), and career preparati
jamieandkristy · 7 days ago

Just got back from a week-long road trip to go to one of Sara's cousin's wedding in Milwaukee. We had such a great time, and Chase did great on the long drive. We traveled with Sara's siblings and their families and enjoyed getting to spend a lot of time t
johnandsara · 7 days ago

  Such a beautiful weekend.  We went blueberry picking with friends on Saturday morning and had a lot of fun.  Presley picked over a pound all by herself.  We went for a hayride from the parking lot back to the blueberry fields.  The blueberries were so bi
charlesandchristine · 7 days ago

  Summer is almost here and who doesn’t love ice cream. As a kid I remember running to the ice cream truck. Now kids can create their own ice cream. This place looks amazing https://www.mommynearest.com/article/must-do-coolmess-ice-cream-shop-on-the-upper
micheleandsteven · 7 days ago

We celebrated the recent beautiful weather by taking a family bike ride along the Charles River.  It was gorgeous!  We mostly took it easy to enjoy the views, but there were definitely a couple of friendly competitive races!  Todd won and Tracy blamed her
toddandtracy · 10 days ago

This weekend, we had friends and family over to celebrate Andy's birthday - with dinosaurs! As you can see here, our nephew was very excited about Andy's birthday cake for two reasons: (1) it was chocolate! and (2) the dinosaur candle.
gautamandandrew · 10 days ago

Last weekend, we took Angela's Mom to an event called Paint Nite. It was Mother's Day, and a beautiful afternoon for creativity. At the end of the day, Angela and her Mom had beautiful pieces of art to hang on our walls. We are so excited for the day we ca
darrenandangela · 10 days ago

Drew turned 7 this month and to celebrate we went golfing! The weather was beautiful and we all had a great time. 
steveandrhonda · 10 days ago

This weekend I got to spend some time with my cute and adorably funny nephew. He just started walking a couple of weeks ago and nothing is slowing this little guy down! He has also learned some basic sign language. This is a great way for him to communicat
kelli_adopts · 11 days ago

Ryan and I lost his father last week. This has been a tough moment for us, as we so wanted to have his father experience time with our child. During all of the years struggling with infertility and taking our steps toward adoption, one of our biggest hopes
ryanandlauri · 11 days ago

Enjoyed spending time with Sister and nephews this weekend playing outside and inside :).  Cold weekend for the middle of May; there was even snow on our patio! It was a good week at work as well. I've been at my current job 5 years already. It's hard to b
kevinandamy · 11 days ago

  While the adoption journey can be long and challenging, when our family is blessed with a child, we will be able to tell them the story of how much we prayed for them, how much we loved them from before they were even born, how much this child holds our
micheleandsteven · 11 days ago

Today we had a nice, peaceful family hike.  We look forward to one day taking our child on these hikes and enjoying the outdoors together!            
tonyandjess · 11 days ago

In a few short hours, I will be hopping on a plane to visit my best friend who I have known since we were sixteen years old and sang in a community choir together.  Since then, we have followed each other through the journey of life, and it is hard to imag
darrellandjoshua · 12 days ago

We had a really nice trip to Florida this spring! We took a boat ride in honor of Sophie's adoption day celebration.  We celebrate this special day every year.  It was fun to celebrate in Florida this year! 
JohnandLaura · 12 days ago

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