So grateful for my baby Hope. Her adoption was such a struggle compared to her sisters. I hurt for her and prayed so hard to have her in my arms . I hope her birth mother knows how loved she is. She’s quirky, hilarious, loyal, trustworthy and always gives 100%. Happy birthday Hope 🤗❤️#gratitude #adoptionislove #daughter
Too tired to get dressed!!! It’s hard being a fish, I guess. One thing is for certain .... all that sun and swimming makes for a tired girl.
If only she passed out like at nap times, when she was a baby, then I wouldn’t have been so tired. ;)
We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to know this sweet girl and her family! Miss Elle is Emmy’s age and Harper’s bio sister. It’s so fun to see them play together. I just love that they get to know each other growing up!!! #happyharper #emmyquinn #adoptionislove #ourextendedfamily
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I frequently get asked about how my son handled the adoption of his little sister. He loved her from the first day they met. He held her hand and walked with her and was eager to be a big brother. We used to see her only on the weekends for a while and every day during the week he would ask if it was Saturday yet. This little four year old son of mine would actually sit and daydream, wondering what she was doing when she wasn’t with us. And then we brought her home. Reality hit this sweet, loving “big brother”. Every day for two weeks he casually (and sometimes not so casually) asked when she was going back to Korea. She was messing up his toys. She didn’t know how to pet his dog. She was in his mother’s arms. And then I decided to combine all of their toys, and had heart to heart with him. These were now “our” toys, I explained, and she is in our family because she was always supposed to be, just like him. And that was that. They never fought ever again and they became best friends and little angels. Really??? No! Not really. They fight all the time!! Truth is, adoption is hard. Really hard. It’s hard for everybody. But we are bound together in love and we do not give up. Have I ever second guessed myself for deciding to adopt? Totally. But I also did that three months into giving birth to my son and my life was turned upside down. At the end of the day though, I wouldn’t have it any other way. We are a family and we are blessed beyond imagination to have one another. All of us. **We support adoptions!! If you have adopted, please DM me to find out how!!**
Gwen, the 4yr old Catahoula mix. Doin a real proud excitement because she found out that she’s the good girl she’s been hearing so much about. @tomlinsonsfeed
My husband and I knew something new was coming. It felt like the time to grow our family. But we felt a lot of social pressure to have biological kids first and then adopt later. The problem was every time we talked about having biological children the conversation felt draining to us. But when we talked about our hopes and adopt the conversation was life-giving and exciting. It took some time to throw out what we think we should do and do what we are supposed to do. We were at a @johnnyswim
concert shortly after a few of these big conversations and we heard the words “I don’t know what’s coming but it’s going to be good. You can rest easy.” And in that weird and simple moment we knew we needed to start our adoption. Looking back now, we needed to start our adoption when we did in order for our lives to collide with a beautiful expectant mom carrying, what would be, our twin daughters. 9 months to the day of that decision, our daughters were in our arms. Listen to what your heart is pulling you to. Let go of fears and take that jump that you know you are supposed to take! #adoptionislove #adoptionishard #mykindredstory #bettertogether #birthmomstrong #modernmotherhood #beautifulmess
The little girl holding the pup is my biological mom. Forever thankful for these finds, and good genes. #adoption #adoptionislove
On July 30, 2017 we came home with our beautiful baby girl. It was the first time that I stepped into our baby room and rested with a child...my child!
Over this room and home for many years, I prayed, prepared and waited! On July 30, 2016 we brought home our baby girl from New Orleans!!! On July 30, 2018 we will stand in front of a judge and hear the name AVERY MICHAEL ROSSI. This name will be spoken with authority and the judge will slam down his mallet with finalization!!! OUR SON, who to us, has been OUR SON since the day he was placed in my arms; will legally take on our name and all of that is ours will be his forever!
July 30th what a special Day!
#adoption #adoptionjourney #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionhope #adoptionisbeautiful #adoptionislove
Things I Wish I’d Known about Open-Adoption
: Tell them they are loved. 🐳
This one seems obvious but worth the reminder! Every child—regardless of how they arrived at your doorstep—needs to know they were loved and not abandoned.
🐳 My son wants to know that his birth mom loved him from the start. It’s up to me to send that message loud and clear. I tell him, “She loved you so much, she sacrificed her dreams so that you could have yours.” That’s the truth. It was the same truth for me when I made an adoption plan for my daughter years ago.
Adoption is love-inspired. 🐳 Even greater is my child’s need to know they are loved by our Heavenly Father. No earthly parent can match the love He has for his children. 🐳 Before bedtime—pray with your child and thank God for his love, and for the love of their birth mother/father.
#adoption #adoptionadvice #adoptionislove #love #familylove #godslove #child #adoptedchild #adoptivemom #confessionsofanadoptiveparent #confessionsofabirthmom #loved
Holy over flowing countertop THIS is what healthy eating for a week for two looks like.
The bf will be staying over the next two weeks and so I meal planned (and will be prepping) for two!
The cashier at Trader Joe’s grilled me about all of the fruits and veggies I was buying and I’m like... um?? I use all this food!! What do YOU buy here if not fresh food?? That’s what TJs is all about 🙌🏼
I’m excited that I was able to come up with a plan in budget that will work. My share of this was $50 (x2 for the whole pile shown) and I’m eating GOOD!
I’m ready to see your grocery haul - send me a DM if you care to share what was in your cart today!
#groceryhaul #traderjoes #groceries #budgetfriendly #healthyonthecheap
for Winnie!! My front office must have been holding on to the package for a couple of days because I know they don’t deliver on Sunday!
I’m glad I got to walk in with food for me AND toys for her.
My little baby in all her glory!
the one who raised me, the one who made me. || my full circle.
An elderly #Volunteer
checks in on her student at #BalAnandWWTI
during a study session. Our child is benefiting from some one on one personal attention as she recieves coaching in all educational subjects for her grade level. In today's schools especially municipal ones, the attention awarded to students is just lacking. To see an elderly individual providing a priceless social service to our kids in this manner is beyond inspirational.
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Photo: Mohit, 5 July, 2018.