Sunday, June 26, 2011


Several months ago I opened a blog for the first time that had me laughing so hard I was laughing out loud. It was so good that I went and emailed my friend Rett right away to have her go read the blog. I tried to find the post that had me laughing so hard but I couldn't find it, sorry.

Anyway this blog is written by a mom who is very real, very funny and she blogs about everyday life as a mom, a wife, a woman and she just happens to be an adoptive mom. This blog is not only for adoptive families though. This blog is good for any mom out there and you will not get bored with this blog.

Millions of Miles is giving away a Kindle to her readers!!! Go check out the blog and see how you can get a chance to win (OK, I don't really want you to win because this would be really nice when I go on vacation).


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Foster Care Adoption? Let Me Be Honest

If you have been hanging around my blog at all you kind of know I have a bit of a passion for orphans. So many children live each day without a place to call home. I can't imagine my kids ages 5,6 and 7 living a life without parents.

Chris and I have wanted to bring another child home since the day that Jaxson came home. The thing is that since that day we have ran into road block after road block including insurance being a big road block since we are self insured and since our hearts are in special needs adoption.

We have done international adoption, I have advocated big time for international adoption but to be honest I haven't so much for domestic adoption or foster care adoption. The reason I have not advocated much for that is because I don't know much about it, it is scary to me because it is not as cut and dry as say an adoption from China.

Lately some Facebook friends have been putting pictures up of children waiting right here in the USA. I have taken some time to look through some waiting kiddos and to read through the stories and my eyes have been opened big time to kids waiting in our own system.

Did you know???

Thousands of children wait in just about every state in the US that are free for adoption.

Many, many sibling groups are waiting for someone willing to keep brothers and sisters together.

Adopting a child from the foster care system costs little and sometimes nothing.

The child might even be covered by Medicaid even after being adopted.

Please take some time to check out and see some of the children waiting for homes.