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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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. We expect God to take our yeses, redeem the broken, and weave a great story.  ~Rebecca Radicchi

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This week our tiny P has been home, with us, for six months. I love adoption… I love watching a story unfold, and seeing what love can do to change a devastated, sad little person. I love to be a witness to the change that happens over time,  And I love to see the transformation,…

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So many people ask how we came to the decision to adopt a child with such severe medical needs, and many in the adoption community often ask how I “talked the husband into” adopting someone with such a complex file. So, here you go… in the husband’s words, how he came to the decision to…

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Tiny P had her post op this week, and everything looked good. She is healing well, and the chest X-ray looked nice and clear. We are adding a liver specialist in a couple weeks who will want to follow her for her liver damage, and a geneticist to help us figure out the issues surrounding…

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Five years ago today we got a text while we were out eating breakfast that said, simply, “she is locked.” I cried. We then promptly went home to write our letter of intent and send it to our adoption agency, and to stare at the picture of the little baby girl who was going to…

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There is a boy in China who is ten years old. Jackson is precious, and smart, he can read and write, he enjoys working on computers, and he doesn’t let his delays or cerebral palsy slow him down. He walks, can communicate, and can dress and take care of himself. He has a very sweet…

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Only one month ago we got off a plane with this little girl… She was serious, and miserable, and grief stricken. She struggled through each day in a sad stupor, and we were worried. She had been through a trauma that I can’t even fathom, given to complete strangers by the people she trusted and…

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Because the newest little US citizen is about to come home! We chose to take pictures before heading out to the consulate this morning because tiny P is happier in our room, and we knew that NOTHING was going to be allowed through the consulate security. Our guide snapped a quick photo of us in…

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