Pre-natal selection. Infanticide. Abandonment. Trafficking. This sobering video showcases the implications of China’s one-child policy and articulates clearly what God has used to motivate our family to adopt another daughter. Produced by the organization All Girls Allowed, they employ a three part action plan to EXPOSE the injustice, RESCUE mothers and daughters, and HEAL the Read More →

Last night I cried my way through a screening of the acclaimed documentary “Somewhere Between“. This film follows four teen girls, previously adopted from China into American families, as they navigate life stuck somewhere between their two cultures. Two of the teens travel back to China and [Spoiler alert!] one even reconnects with her birth Read More →

Thank you all so much for your donations in support of our adoption. We hope to host another giveaway soon. Our girls are excited to announce the results of the drawing…

Adoption is expensive. Crazy expensive. The high cost is actually pretty frustrating when you consider it has surely deterred many a willing family from pursuing adoption in the past. In truth, children without homes is more than frustrating– it’s heartbreaking. There are countless expenses that multiply on top of each other, especially in an international Read More →

Where have we been? Where are we at? We are buried in paperwork. For realsies. We just completed 12 painstaking pages [each] of autobiographical questionnaire detailing nearly every waking thought/experience we’ve had from conception until present. Then notarized it. We arranged for guardianship of our {THREE!} children in the event of our untimely demise. Notarized. We sent Read More →

I’m learning a whole new vocabulary in my weekly adoption group, coupled with all of the independent reading I’ve been doing lately. One new term I hear tossed around frequently is “trauma-versary”.  As in, Trauma Anniversary. These are a sobering reality for many adoptees, since adoption, by nature, is always a result of grief and Read More →

We might just be obsessed with all things China these days… Panda bear apparel. Chop stick dinners. Hot tea in my AUTHENTIC insulated glass commuter cup that a friend brought back for me after her travels there last summer. Noodle and rice bowls. Mandarin etymology. Books, books & more books: memoirs from Chinese authors, from Americans Read More →