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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 · 1340 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 · 1481 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
· 1537 days ago

We got two pieces of good news this past week. First, Jake got tenure at his university teaching job. University faculty must apply for tenure within their first five years on the job and they can only apply once. If tenure is awarded, it comes with a prom
jakeandhiroko · 15 days ago

Last Friday (July 1) was Canada Day. We had the day off work, but kept busy with lots of fun activities!   There's a small blueberry farm close to our house that we've been watching for a few years. This year the blueberry bushes looked strong and the berr
jakeandhiroko · 22 days ago

Last weekend we hiked a local trail. The trailhead starts at the edge of a lake that's only a few minutes’ drive from our home. It was perfect weather for a day outside; clear but not too hot. We set off with our dog Moca about mid-morning. It's a nice tra
jakeandhiroko · 36 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 · 280 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 · 299 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 · 371 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 · 488 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 · 557 days ago

Our home study is complete and we are ready to adopt!
PattyandJim · 1319 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 · 1336 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 · 1337 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 · 1348 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 · 1389 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 · 1402 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 · 1403 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 · 1405 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 · 1407 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 · 1410 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 · 1412 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 · 1414 days ago

We went for a walk in our favorite park this afternoon. We fed the ducks and geese. The weather was beautiful.
JoshKelly · 1415 days ago

We're painting the nursery tomorrow. Decorating the nursery will keep us busy as we wait to adopt.
JoshKelly · 1422 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 · 1443 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 · 1516 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 · 1519 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 · 1521 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 · 1533 days ago

MIke is a great instructor looking for baby boy to adopt   We are hoping to adopt a baby soon typre
MikeandMary · 1539 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 · 1540 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 · 1547 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
· 1553 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
· 1563 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 · 1565 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 · 1571 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 · 1581 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 · 1582 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 · 1605 days ago

We are off to IHOP to celebrate.  Instead of a birthday cake we are having birthday pancakes for dinner!!!  
MattandJenny · 1609 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 · 1610 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 · 1657 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 · 1456 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 · 1534 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 · 161 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
· 1568 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 · 1345 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 · 1552 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 · 1507 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 · 1256 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
· 1642 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 · 1514 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 · 1522 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 · 1495 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 · 1519 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 · 1571 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 · 1593 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 · 1655 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 · 1673 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 · 223 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 · 294 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 · 350 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 · 1482 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 · 1537 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 · 1569 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 · 1578 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 · 1580 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 · 1582 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 · 1600 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
· 1600 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
· 1606 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 · 1617 days ago

Carmen’s person is David and David's is Carmen (of course!). What does this topic even mean? LOL! David is dedicated, hot, and loves Jesus. Carmen is sweet, thoughtful, and generous to a fault, even when she had almost nothing to give. ‪#‎adoption‬
DavidandCarmen · 12 hours ago

I have to take a minute and brag on my husband, David.    I am a really good cook...most of the time anyways.  Tonight, was the exception.  I completely burned our dinner.  It was not edible in the slightest.  And I didn't have enough ingredients to start
davidandanne · 12 hours ago

It's been a great summer so far.  Here are some photos to show what we've been up to:   We've done a lot of hiking here in Colorado.     We purchased fun blow up boat/rafts...     ...and have enjoyed taking them to various lakes.     We discovered a ne
dustinandangannette · 16 hours ago

Hi everyone Summer is in full swing, and every day is a new opportunity to find exciting ways to spend time together as a family.  With that in mind, we decided to see what Pokemon GO is all about while Amit is at work.  With water bottles and cell phone i
AmitandNatalie · 17 hours ago

By now you know that we are finishing our basement and while this process happens, many boxes and tubs are being stored in our kitchen. We just have to keep reminding ourselves that it's almost done, it's almost done... it's almost done. LOL! #adoption #bi
DavidandCarmen · 2 days ago

Both sides of our families are so excited to watch our family grow, and they can't wait to meet the little one that gets placed with us. Whenever they ask us how the adoption process is going, we always tell them to pray for the birth mom that is meant to
ryanandashley · 3 days ago

Carmen would like to visit Europe again but would also like to visit the West coast. We love to travel so any trip we take is very fun!David wants to rent an RV at some point in the future and drive to every state in the continent on a major road trip with
DavidandCarmen · 3 days ago

Carmen would consider herself to be a mixture of both. She can be very shy until she gets to know you better. This is something that she struggles with and is working on getting better at this.Similarly, David is commonly an introvert but has some extrover
DavidandCarmen · 4 days ago

That would require one to read, wouldn’t it?  Carmen doesn’t like to read a lot of books. She has read a lot of books in the past, but with life getting busy, it's harder to read for pleasure.  David's favorite author is Dean Koontz. He found his books whi
DavidandCarmen · 5 days ago

Hi there, little one. It's been a while since we last wrote letters to both you and your mom, but we think of you each and every day. Though we haven't had the chance your meet either of you just yet, your pops and I are holding out hope the chance will co
johnanddane · 6 days ago

Given all the hot weather lately, David and I decided to make a trip up to Ipswich to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the area: Crane Beach.  Although the water was still pretty cold, it was great to just relax and leisurely walk along the gorge
davidandlora · 6 days ago

Carmen believes that the hardest thing she’s ever done was go through fertility treatments. The shots, appointments, hormones, emotions, struggles are all overwhelming when you think about it. As our adoption journey wait continues to lengthen, we cannot h
DavidandCarmen · 6 days ago

Last weekend was very special for Jane. She had a farewell party with her best (girl) friends! One of them is leaving for Houston, Texas for two years with her family. We celebrated with a homemade lunch, farewell songs and a boat trip through the canals o
marcusandjane · 6 days ago

This summer we have been working hard on turning our backyard into an awesome place to play! The plans for this year are to build a new swing set and lay a sidewalk around the whole yard for bikes, scooters, chalk drawings and racing fun! I love that Steve
steveandleeann · 6 days ago

Just got back from a vacation with friends. We had such a good time running around with our kids adn staying up way too late. It was an amazing time, and yet we felt a longing in our hearts thinking about our child that has not yet come home. We thought ab
kentandrachelle · 6 days ago

Carmen’s pet peeves are crunchy or noisy things (are you sensing a theme here? –see Day 35 and 37). Unnecessarily crabby people are another big pet peeve for Carmen. One of David's pet peeves is when Carmen yells at him for eating crunchy foods. ;-) In all
DavidandCarmen · 7 days ago

With their families surrounding them, Ethan's little sister and her now-husband were married over Fourth of July weekend. It was a beautiful, intimate ceremony at the cabin first owned by Ethan's grandparents on a lake in upstate New York. We had an amazin
ethanandjeff · 7 days ago

This weekend has been busy.  We were able to celebrate the wedding of Brandon's cousin on Saturday.  Brandon did sound for the wedding and Beth did the video.  It was a beautiful wedding and his cousing looked beautiful. It was nice to see family back in t
bvanstrien · 7 days ago

Carmen wants to know if donuts are a food genre. ;-)Overall, our favorite genre of food would have to be Italian. Whether it's Italian seasoning on a pasta dish or one of our favorite lasagna recipes, it tends to be our go-to category for food. That's one
DavidandCarmen · 7 days ago

Hanging with Henry on a Saturday night. Games pizza and munchkins what else can we ask for. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5v4KrSFchBM&feature=youtu.be email micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com txt/call 646-650-8634  
micheleandsteven · 9 days ago

Anne Here!  I got back from my trip to the beach this morning -- it was everything I hoped for!  I loved getting to spend time with my family!  We made all our meals at the house, played cards every night and spent all day on the beach.    One night during
davidandanne · 9 days ago

Carmen would like to meet Kendra from J House Vlogs.  She just started watching their vlogs and loves keeping up with their family.  Kendra is an awesome homeschooling Mom that Carmen really looks up to.  Kendra is not afraid to share her struggles and the
DavidandCarmen · 9 days ago

This may sound odd considering what Carmen said her favorite sound was the other day but she does think that sound is her favorite sense. She gets annoyed in situations where she cannot hear clearly. David's favorite sense is vision. While not blessed with
DavidandCarmen · 10 days ago

Have you checked out our Facebook page!? Today we posted on how we can't wait to share the adventures of reading with our child! Our book collection has started! We also shared a picture of the comfy chair that we will be reading on, having late night feed
JasonandHeidi · 10 days ago

Carmen’s favorite zoo animal is the polar bear. She has vivid memories of the polar bears at Como Park Zoo in Minneapolis when she was a child. They are so beautiful when they swim and so strong and powerful. A close second and third are the penguins and p
DavidandCarmen · 11 days ago

Carmen’s favorite sound is SILENCE! ;-) She wears a hearing aid and it can be overwhelming all the sounds she has to pay attention to all day long. An evening is not complete without at least 10 minutes without her hearing aid in. David's favorite sound is
DavidandCarmen · 12 days ago

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