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Through our adoption journey we have maintained hope that you will find us and we will find you. We spend a lot of time talking about our lives now while we wait and how our lives will be forever changed with you and your baby in it. During our wait, we of
jamieandkristy · 17 days ago

What a beautiful Spring weekend this past weekend.  With the cooler weather we decided to go to Animal Kingdom before the heat of the summer hits.  What a perfect day.  Presley had lots of fun climbing and sliding all over the Bone Yard play area in DinoLa
charlesandchristine · 17 days ago

This weekend was David's mom's birthday -- we all celebrated with a wonderful Sunday breakfast! At the end of the meal, the server brought out a slice of cake (who says you can't have cake at 11 am!)  David's dad put trick candles in the cake -- which mean
davidandanne · 17 days ago

This past weekend we had so much fun at our newest niece's baptism. The whole family got together to celebrate. No family get-together is complete without homecooked meatballs and sauce - yum! Of course, the most special part of our long visit was playing
shanaandsamadopt · 17 days ago

Today I was reminded about a memory that I have regarding my first experience with adoption. As long as I can remember my parents have always said that would like to adopt from Africa (which they never did end up doing). So when I was about 6 years old, I
travisandshannon · 18 days ago

We have the perfect pediatrician for Evan!  Even though we wish none of us would ever get sick, we know we're lucky to have access to great healthcare. Evan's doctor saw us on Saturday for a fever that he just couldn't kick. Saturday hours, he returns late
PeteandSarah · 18 days ago

  This week I went Florida for my first business trip in a long time. We both love our careers but we would love to share our life with a child one day. We will provide a life time of love and support and help them achieve their goals to do whatever they
micheleandsteven · 19 days ago

Spring break was a fun adventure!  We took the kids up to the mountains for a few days and rented a super cute cabin.  It was fun exploring a new town, and the kids were excited to wake up to an indoor Easter egg hunt.  We thoroughly enjoyed the snow as we
dustinandangannette · 19 days ago

Last weekend, my parents came into town.  With just two days to spend with them, it was a whirlwind that included meals with friends, a tour of the White House, and watching a very, very, very long play. It was great to see them and to share with them some
darrellandjoshua · 20 days ago

As I were were geting ready for work this morning, I (Carmen) was reflecting on how I still laugh at David's silly jokes.  There are three jokes that he says regularly and they still crack me up!   1.  He screams when I flush the toilet while he is showeri
DavidandCarmen · 22 days ago

Sometimes you just need to make it a sunshiney day - even though it is cold and rainy!  I always tease Pete that he has the coolest hobby ever (flying planes), and I can't compete for the "cool parent" role. Well, as it turns out, Evan loves to draw and co
PeteandSarah · 23 days ago

We had the pleasure of attending Angela's brother's wedding last weekend. We were looking forward to the weekend for quite a while as all of Angela's family was in attendance. It was a wonderful time spent with our nieces and nephews and we were especially
darrenandangela · 23 days ago

We just got back home from spending several days with family. We did not have any "big" events planned, just soaking in the simple joy of being together. We had so much fun going to the movies, playing cards, watching the Final Four games, and chatting ove
shanaandsamadopt · 23 days ago

We went to Florida a few weeks ago to visit, Kathy's sister, and our new nephew, Liam who was born in February. We were so happy to welcome a new member of our family and spend time helping the new parents take care of baby Liam.
howardandkathy · 24 days ago

Keely and I love to go backpacking. It’s something that takes us both back to childhood. Keely’s dad took her exploring in the woods every spring for morel mushrooms. She also lived near a river as a child. She and her friends would walk on the trails near
MarkLetty · 24 days ago

  We traveled back to North Dakota this weekend for David's 4th Degree Black Belt Test.  It was so fun to see his fellow TKDers that he trained with the 5 years prior to us moving to Michigan.  His test was very long (3 hours) and very physically and menta
DavidandCarmen · 25 days ago

We also visited the local foodmarket, where we like to do some food shopping when there. This time we also treated ourselves with a pulled pork wrap, delicious!     
karstenandwienke · 25 days ago

This weekend we celebrated the 69st birthday of Wienke's father, together with the family. Every birthday in the family is celebrated with a dinner and gifts. This is a family tradition we look forward to and enjoy!
karstenandwienke · 25 days ago

This weekend Pete was able to show Evan and me the type of plane he's flying. He isn't able to fly passengers yet, but we did get to climb into the plane and pretend!  Evan was so excited, and assured us he knew all about flying planes. Another fun adventu
PeteandSarah · 25 days ago

The wees are sure flying by, nice to think that it is April already.  This past week we celebrated opening day of our local icecream shop.  We went with Beth's parents as they came over for dinner and than we had dessert there.  After arriving home Beth's
bvanstrien · 25 days ago

You and your baby are worth the wait! We are eager to meet you. As we think about welcoming you and your baby into our family, our hearts are filled with joy, anticipation, and love. We cannot imagine the emotions you are feeling, but we will be there to w
jamieandkristy · 25 days ago

We had an awesome weekend celebrating Easter with our families.  Being around our nieces and nephew was a lot of fun, especially since we were able to get outside and play some basketball and blow bubbles because of the warmer weather.  Our families are so
jamieandkristy · 26 days ago

We had a visit from John's cousin Catie and her two sweeties! We had a week filled with lots of play, cuddles and memories! We didn't get many pictures, but the kids had so much fun together! It is really nice seeing them all grow up together!
JohnandLaura · 26 days ago

We had a ton of fun making Easter eggs, hunting for eggs (we lost one?!) and, of course, eating the candy!!     candy!!
jamesandjennifer · 26 days ago

Feeling very grateful this week. Last week we went on a quick road trip to CT to visit our newest cousin. Next week we are off to IL to see some more family for my grandfather's unveiling. My grandfather lived an amazing and fulfilling life of 95 years. Th
jonathanandjessica · 28 days ago

  Just got back from the gym. steve and I love to stay active whether it is biking,swimming or taking classes. We will encourage a child to be active and stay fit. If you or you know someone thinking of creating an adoption plan we would love to hear from
micheleandsteven · 29 days ago

We had a blessed Easter at our house! We had fun decorating eggs, heading to the zoo for Bunnyville and spending time with each other! 
JohnandLaura · 29 days ago

Every Easter we enjoy visiting the Grand Floridian Resort to look at the chocolate eggs.We had a wonderful time again this year checking out all the new eggs.
treyandselene · 29 days ago

Our profile has only been live for two weeks, but it has emphasized how tough waiting can be. We definitely do not expect to be chosen right away, but I will admit that I find myself getting antsy! Ryan and I know that, when we are chosen, we are being ble
ryanandlauri · 29 days ago

Easter was pretty low key around here.  The weather was sunny, so we got outside with the dogs. They were not overly thrilled with their Easter outfits:     Navy was a little more willing, but Roxy kept trying to eat the ears off of her!       We had Eas
patandelisa · 29 days ago

Each year for Easter we go to Maundy Thursday and Easter services at our church. After church on Easter Sunday, Ryan and I go to my parent's house for an awesome meal of ham, potatoes, green beans, and for dessert, strawberries on Angel Food cake. My mouth
ryanandashley · 29 days ago

Pete's birthday landed on the Saturday before Easter. We celebrated with my family, but we have an at-home birthday tradition. Tonight we're celebrating as a family in our own home - with cake, ice cream and confetti poppers. Evan took care of decorating t
PeteandSarah · 30 days ago

This past weekend, we got to go up to New Hampshire and visit Alicia's brother's new lake house.  Colby, Alicia, the girls and Grandma went up and spent a fun weekend away.  The weather was still pretty chilly, but we were able to go for a walk around the
colbyandalicia · 30 days ago

Wowsers!  We need to provide another update!   September 2015:  We traveled back to Minnesota for David's parent's 25th wedding anniversary.  It was such a wonderful time to be together.  The first time that David, his brother, his step-brothers, and his p
DavidandCarmen · 31 days ago

We just added a bunch of pictures here!  We hope you enjoy them!
DavidandCarmen · 31 days ago

Spring is here and it's starting to warm up in Washington, D.C.! That means it's time to take out the patio furniture and lights, and make sure our plants have survived the winter. During the spring and summer, we love spending time on our patio - but no o
gautamandandrew · 31 days ago

  Hi we are Steven and Michele hopeful adoptive parents from NYC. We dream of adding a little one to our family. We will provide them with unconditional love and support to ensure all their dreams come true. Please txt/call 646-650-8634 Www.micheleandstev
micheleandsteven · 32 days ago

We had a wonderful Easter yesterday.  I (Jodi) played on the praise team at church, which I always enjoy.  Worship is very meaningful to us, and when I play my flute it adds a layer of praise that I don't get while I'm singing.  Lately I've been thinking a
thomasandjodi · 32 days ago

Our friends asked us if we were available to babysit for a few hours on Saturday so that they could go out for a birthday lunch and run some errands. It happened to work out well because we were going to be in their neighborhood taking Chris' mom out for a
kevinandchristopher · 32 days ago

Hi Everyone When we first began our adoption journey, we were completely convinced it would be a quick and easy process -- your baby needs a forever home, we have a loving home to offer...boom!  Done!  Seems simple enough.  However, almost two years later,
AmitandNatalie · 33 days ago

Happy Easter!  What a fun weekend we had!  Friday Evan had his grandparents to himself, then on Saturday more cousins joined the celebration. We had a birthday dinner for Pete followed by games and a bonfire. Then this morning we all met up again at church
PeteandSarah · 33 days ago

As a family, we delivered Easter bags to peole in nursery homes.  This was a special day for all of us.  It was really sweet to see how happy it made the people feel when we walked in. We had a couple of really great conversations too.  We hope to head bac
JohnandLaura · 34 days ago

We just returned from a week-long road trip up to New England.  It was wonderful!  We were able to visit several museums, spend time in Mark Twain's home, and tour the Connecticut state capitol.  Josh loves visiting state capitols, so we were able to cross
darrellandjoshua · 34 days ago

We love Vacations!!  Getting even a little free time is a vacation for us.. Visiting new places, getting to know local culture, food, shops and yessssss so much of relaxation. San Deigo is a great place to visit, lots of Sunshine, water peaceful one, drive
niteshandsmita · 34 days ago

Looking forward to a fun day tomorrow with family. It's fun to go shopping for the baskets, and to see the smiles it brings to everyones face! We begin to imagine how exciting it will be to spoil a child.
christopherandkenneth · 34 days ago

I can't believe that our first baby gift has just arrived! Ian's parents are amazing and knew that we wanted to have a super safe car seat at-the-ready just in case. Well, they've bought us the car seat we had researched and the matching stroller! They are
ianandliz · 35 days ago

(Written by Ashley) My mom is one of the most creative and artistic people I know, so when she found a picture of a pinwheel mobile, she knew her future grandbaby had to have one! This mobile is, no joke, one of the cutest things I have ever seen, and sinc
ryanandashley · 35 days ago

As we approach Easter weekend and Good Friday we are reminded daily of God's amazing beauty.  We were reminded last Sunday just to be still and know that he is God.  This past week I was bringing our recycling out to the road and it was quiet.  I looked up
bvanstrien · 35 days ago

One of our favorite things to do on the weekend when we have time off together is to go out for breakfast.  Sunday was no different.  I woke Pat up to tell him he was taking me for breakfast . He quickly got ready and we were out the door.  As we were driv
patandelisa · 36 days ago

Hannah and Ethan love to play superheroes any chance they have. They love going on adventures around the house. It is so fun to watch them use their imaginations.
CoryandCarrie · 36 days ago

My favorite moment so far this week?  We were sitting at the table together and I was practicing my calligraphy alphabet. Evan said, "Mama, don't you know your alphabets?"  Well, sort of kiddo. :)  We also had a beautiful afternoon flying kites and a great
PeteandSarah · 37 days ago


This past weekend was a much deserved and memorable weekend. We visited with a cousin of ours. To our surprise two more families of cousins showed up. It felt like a mini family reuinion. Well considering our family is so large it's about 5% of our family.
christopherandkenneth · 37 days ago

This biggest excitement in our lives this past month is meeting our newest nephew born this past week. Our families are both growing a lot! We will have another 3 nieces or nephews join us this 2016 year which means all our siblings will have a baby in 201
travisandshannon · 38 days ago

There are so many emotions involved in the adoption process. As hopeful adoptive parents, we have experienced a lot of ups and downs with the adoption process that are difficult for people to understand who have never walked this journey. Without knowing y
jamieandkristy · 38 days ago

We each bring different things to our relationship. I am more structured and organized whereas Jamie is more spontaneous and carefree.  I am talkative while Jamie tends to be on the quiet side. However there is one thing we both do and that is support each
jamieandkristy · 39 days ago

(Written by Ryan) Ashley has two major super powers: 1.   She can always find the best deals 2.   She can look at something and imagine what it can become   Both of these super powers conjoined when she found this great chest-of-drawers at the Habitat for
ryanandashley · 39 days ago

Well, we know that spring is here and summer is quickly approaching! Why? Because it was time for our first visit to Dairy Queen in our town.  This favorite ice cream hot spot is open seasonally, so we took advantage of their early opening to get our first
jamieandkristy · 39 days ago

Today we planned for a visit to a Children's Museum, but Evan fell asleep in the car. Since he was snoozing we decided to keep driving and visited the hospital where we first met Evan. It was a special experience to share with him the special place where w
PeteandSarah · 40 days ago

We have been so busy this weekend but we have had sooo much fun! Saturday during the day we were able to sleep in and hang out around the house all day. By that night we were off to the movies! This would be Olivia's first movie. We were unsure how she wou
bryanandrachel · 40 days ago

We had some time this weekend to continue working on the nursery! We put together a dresser (with a great poster behind it) and installed some fun new lights that are shaped like flowers. Our baby's room is going to be so comfortable and warm!   
gautamandandrew · 40 days ago

For about the last two years, Mommy and Holden have enjoyed our weekly ritual of going to the baby gym.  From circle time music and games when Holden was just learning to sit up, to big climbing and wavy slides now, we love having this special time togethe
arinanddarcy · 40 days ago

  We are Steve and Michele a loving couple from New York City hoping to #adoptababy. We will love and support a child unconditionally and help make all their dreams come true. If you or you know someone thinking of an adoption plan we would love to hear f
micheleandsteven · 40 days ago

  School assignment for the week; Build a Leprechaun trap. Well, we didn't catch one but it was fun trying! Thanks dad for helping build the platform!    
jamesandjennifer · 41 days ago

Ryan and I are so excited!!! Today, our adoption profile went live! The waiting process has officially begun, and we already have our projects outlined for getting things ready. This means nursery planning! We have been considering colors and themes, so pa
ryanandlauri · 43 days ago

This week's theme has been bravery, not by design - but by beautiful chance. Evan took big steps towards trusting his teachers! At ice skating he was asked to skate faster and stronger and even try new skills. He went for it!  He had a couple spills, but w
PeteandSarah · 44 days ago

Matt’s wonderful mom, Maureen (or Mimi as the grandkids call her), just celebrated her 70th birthday. We decided to surprise her with a four day getaway to Mexico! The sun and sand were calling our name so we journeyed to Playa del Carmen. The three of us
mattandlindsay · 44 days ago

Two campsites are booked for summer.  The sites on Lake Michigan fill up fast so we feel fortunate to have grabbed one during peak times. Nate and I have enjoyed camping together since our relationship started.  My family was not campers- his family avid c
nathananderin · 44 days ago

Wow the month is sure flying by.  This past Sunday we had the opportunity to hang out with the youth group after church at our youth Pastors house.  Brandon also had the privedge of playing his bass guitar in front of church.  We were also approached by on
bvanstrien · 44 days ago

I realized this weekend how much I take for granted.  I was outside talking with my neighbor and mentioned that I HAD to go for dinner with my family.  She gently stated that she wishes that her family was close enough that she could have a casual Sunday n
patandelisa · 46 days ago

On Sunday we went to Epcot to help my brother-in-law celebrate his birthday.  We enjoyed a late lunch at the Biergarten buffet and multiple rides on Living with the Land.  The Epcot Flower and Garden Fesitval is in full swing and Presley decided to pose ne
charlesandchristine · 46 days ago

(Written by Ryan) Living in the mountains means we can have some pretty long winters.  Every year about this time Ashley and I really start looking forward to spring and summer and all of the activities and great weather we know are waiting.  So it was a r
ryanandashley · 46 days ago

This weekend was the famous Rock 'N Roll Marathon in Washington, D.C.! The marathon goes right by our house so we had some neighbors (and dogs!) over to watch the runners and cheer on our friend, Moe.  Penny really enjoyed watching the runners from her dog
gautamandandrew · 46 days ago

Even though we didn't grow up on a farm, we have been blessed to board the horses at a true cattle ranch. This spring babies are everywhere at the ranch...baby goats, baby cows, baby horses on the way. The boys helped deliver a calf a couple of nights ago!
steveandjana · 47 days ago

Today we helped our friends move out of the state. I am going to miss these two goof balls so much!! :)
danielandmaria · 48 days ago

I just got back from a thrilling day as a judge at the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournement -- a really neat international creativity competition for kids. When I was in middle school, my team and I competed and got to devise all sorts of innovative sol
darrellandjoshua · 48 days ago

  Celebrating a very special birthday of my best friend’s son. We look forward to a lifetime of celebrations with family and friends after we adopt. We will ensure that the baby is cherished and celebrated through out their life. Www.micheleandstevenadopt
micheleandsteven · 48 days ago

Saturday really is our favorite day of the week!  Today after breakfast and a haircut we headed for "our" beach. Evan rode his bike on the sidewalk one way and we came back the other way via the beach. Lots of sticks and rocks were thrown "back to the sea.
PeteandSarah · 48 days ago

The sun is out the snow is melting.  Our trip to California last week did exactly what we hoped it would do. We brought sunshine back to Michigan with us.  The spring season is full of hope in nature. Hope for the first crocus to pop through the ground, ho
nathananderin · 49 days ago

As I am learning to letter, I have been challeneged to find a passionate purpose for my new skills. Every day we're given a phrase or quote to letter, and I have challenged myself to find the Bible truth in each one. When I started lettering I thought I'd
PeteandSarah · 50 days ago

We had a blast celebrating Laura's dad, neice and nephew's birthdays this weekend.  We captured an adorable picture of the birthday crowd plus one sweet Sophie at the party!
JohnandLaura · 51 days ago

Good Morning and Thank you for stopping to take a look at our family :-)   This is technically Day 1 of our journey - we are officially listed as an adoptive family and so excited.  But we began this process years ago when we decided adoption had a place i
colbyandalicia · 52 days ago

What a strange weather week we had!  10 inches of snow on Tuesday & Wednesday. Another four while we were visiting Grandma & Papa. We built great snowmen and had a wild snowball fight. Then we woke up at home this morning and the temperatures soare
PeteandSarah · 53 days ago

Recently, Gautam's parents were in town so we used the opportunity to paint a mural in our nursery! Gautam's mom is an artist and sketched the entire thing by hand - but we all pitched in to paint the animals and scenery.   
gautamandandrew · 53 days ago

This past weekend we had the opportunity to go to Brandon's counsin's state final game for basketball.  His team was behind for 90% of the game but was able to pull it off in the last three minutes and beat the other team by six points.  It was so fun to s
bvanstrien · 53 days ago

This winter has brought many northern visitors down to sunny Florida!  We have been busy for 3 months with family and friends staying at our home. With all the visitors comes lots of adventures and laughter: we visited nature preserves, walked the beach, t
jonathanandbrooke · 54 days ago

This morning I ran my first 5K of the year and had a blast.  My time wasn't as good as I wanted (4 minutes slower then my best time) but I was honestly proud of myself because I ran the whole way and havent been running very much over the winter and was ab
paulandamanda · 54 days ago

  Hi we would love to introduce ourselves. We are Steve and Michele and we dream of starting our family through adopting a child. We will provide a child a lifetime of unconditional love and support. The child will know all about their story and where the
micheleandsteven · 54 days ago

Pat is away visiting family this weekend.  I couldn't go because I had to work.  I am making the best of it and took our girls (the dogs!) for a walk in the forest behind our house.  There is a bench along the path that Pat and I call the grateful bench.  
patandelisa · 54 days ago

We had such a great time in the mountains a few weeknds ago. The kids favorite parts were the sledding and playing on the mounds of snow created from the snow plows.      
CoryandCarrie · 54 days ago

Going to a show for my honey's birthday! I bought tickets for Danny and I to go see the Book of Mormon. It was a surprise! We love to see shows. When we have children, we cannot wait to take them to see children shows like Disney on Ice. It will be a blast
danielandmaria · 55 days ago

  Steve and I look forward to one day rocking a baby to sleep after we #adoptababy. We will ensure the baby’s dreams come true. These apps will helpful to ensure a restful sleep. http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/sleep/schedule/best-sleep-apps/
micheleandsteven · 56 days ago

As we keep saying, we love the outdoors and try to be outside as often as possible! Vail touts that we get over 300 days of sunshine during the year, so on beautiful days, we enjoy going snowmobiling with friends. Here we are about to ride up to Camp Hale
ryanandashley · 57 days ago

Ever sense we bought our house we have talked about getting a bigger table so we can have more family over for dinner and holidays.  We have been waiting until we found the perfect one for us and we finally did.  We are getting a rustic barnwood table spec
paulandamanda · 59 days ago

John went to Sophie's school and did a presentation for her and her friends on Dental Health! Sophie thought it was AMAZING! She loves her daddy!
JohnandLaura · 59 days ago

Today's Super Tuesday, which means it's primary day here in our home state.  We had a fun time voting - and getting our "I voted" stickers! - this morning before a quick date at Starbucks and then it was off to work!
toddandtracy · 59 days ago

First Avalanche outside game And the Avs won!!!!!!!!!
mattandtricia · 60 days ago

What a royal evening!  Daddy and Sloane had so much fun at thier first Daddy/Princess Ball.  Besides dancing the night away to all the greatest Disney songs, they also got to decorate thier own cupcakes!  Sloane's favorite part by far was bringing home her
JasonandAmy · 60 days ago

We recently traveled to Dallas, TX on a mini vacation. While there, we visited Dealey Plaza, Reunion Tower, Pioneer Park, and several museums. We had a fun time exploring Dallas together and are looking forward to many more weekend excursions with our chil
brianandbreanna · 60 days ago

  We are Steven and Michele a loving couple from NYC. These are life lessons we would love to share after we #adoptababy. If you or you know someone who is thinking of an adoption plan we would love to hear from you and get to know you. Please go to www.m
micheleandsteven · 60 days ago

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