Well hello there! Yes, we are still alive. Yes, we are still adopting! No, there haven't been any crosses found burning on the lawn. If you have been following, you know that we had a bit of ugly show up in our mailbox. We're over it. Fear doesn't get to win. Paranoia and bigotry and ignorance, they lose here. This is a place that I hope will be a source of inspiration, hope, and education concerning family life through the lens of adoption. It is a road that is less travelled and it can seem so lonely and I am learning as I go. An adopting parent often feels lost, confused, terrified, over joyed, vulnerable, desperate, but worst of all, alone. Chances are if you are reading this, you have, will, or want to adopt, or you want to understand what a loved one is going through that has made the decision to adopt. These adoption blogs are how adoptive families find each other, and sometimes the foundation for real life relationships are laid right here via the interwebs. So, the blog is going public again, with a brand new name! I wanted something that would carry over after our littles are home and the posts become more about life after adoption. The goal is to journal this process, to connect with others and my own self. Things are moving right along concerning the adoption and the details require their very own post. But for now, I have to do real life. Because algebra and birthday parties wait for no one!