A Tiny Step Forward

We are home from our Thanksgiving journey to Seattle. Our time with family and friends was wonderful and included two turkey dinners, viewing the Dead Sea Scrolls, a Sonics game, sorting baby boy clothes to bring home, and lots of time visiting.

Today I received news that our dossier for K. is on its way to Ethiopia! We can’t wait to hear when our court date will be. We are working on her “welcome bag” photo album, which I hope to finish soon. Originally I planned to send her a t-shirt from Russ’s university, but decided to order a t-shirt with our family photo printed on it instead.

We are still waiting for information on the little boys and praying for clear, direct guidance from the Lord. I know that He will be faithful to lead us in this decision.

It was very sweet going through the baby boy clothes with my sister; these little guys seem more real and I can almost imagine holding them. One day they will be here with us.

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. PastorMac's Ann
    November 28, 2006

    Great news about K. Praying for you about the guys.

    We’re gearing up for a fund-raiser concert on Dec. 10th. We heard from Shaohannah’s Hope that we will receive our letter about whether we will get a grant or not next week. We’re praying they say yes!

  2. Raskell Party of 8
    November 28, 2006

    Yeah for the dossier! I can’t wait to say we are next. Love you!

  3. richlisad
    November 29, 2006

    Congrats on the dossier, and to a speedy court date!


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