Sweetest, sweetest girl… We built a tiny house… He is scared of the vacuum, and she runs to hold him every time. How will adoption affect the kids already in your home? Paisley’s “heart string is going to her new baby brother. The kids are alright. She’s a dinosaur. All day, every day. For. Ev.…

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Eighteen months ago we saw his picture for the first time…a friend texted it to me. “He looks like he would fit right in your family!” she said. We were not ready to adopt again, but we started praying he would get a family soon. A few months later we decided that maybe we were…

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Sad baby…adoption day is such a bittersweet day. Walking around Nanjing… The oldest three… We love Nanjing… Sweet Chinese girl in China… Happy babies with noodles and dumplings. Sleepy baby… Tiny boy in a giant parka. Running… Elephants… The husband with his biggest. He liked the lights… Someone in security touched her g-tube. She’s still…

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We are getting so so close to traveling for our little Finn! Our friends designed these shirts for us to help with some of our adoption costs, and we love them… If you would like your own Brave Hope shirt, you can order one here!

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Four years ago today we got China’s approval to make baby J ours. We fought so hard for him, we worked nonstop to get paperwork done…I remember being so worried his file would be pulled and he would never get a family. But his story had a different ending, an ending with a family in…

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I cannot express how grateful I am for this girl, how thankful I am that we said yes, even though it seemed scary…we hear people tell us often that they “could never bring home a child that might die”, or that “that would be too hard for me.”  And yes… maybe it would. But friends,…

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We say yes. We say yes to adoption…not because we are ready, gutsy, extra loving, secure, or financially capable.Rather, we say yes, because we are expectant. Though we tremble, we expect God to take our yeses, redeem the broken, and weave a great story.~Rebecca Radicchi

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In spite of popular belief, being a boy is now the most common special need in adoption. Boys wait for families, while families wait for girls. ~ Kelly Mayfield

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Yesterday our baby turned three! Normally, I would have done a grand old birthday post, with all the things we love about our tiny P. Normally I would post pictures of her party, and her cake, and her presents. We celebrated a couple weekends ago, so we do have those pictures, but we will save…

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Today is orphan Sunday… Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their name, they are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes. ~ David Platt. My heart is for the orphan…the little…

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