LEGOs and Referrals

It is Friday night and the LEGO Robotics team just left our house. Pretty great stuff! “Rusty” has been planning to create this team for over a year, so he is quite happy. Both he and S. are on the team, along with eight other boys and our friend Nathan is the coach.

In adoption news, we have been told that there are only two families ahead of us waiting for a baby, and one of them is waiting for a baby girl – so in my mind that means there is only one family ahead of us! We are hoping for a baby and a toddler. Maybe we’ll get our referral by the end of the month. We’ll keep you posted.

K.’s adoption is moving along. Our home study has been approved. We are waiting for our dossier packet to get started on those documents. I hope that our friends saved their letters of reference on their computers, because we’ll be asking for them again.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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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. Raskell Party of 8
    October 14, 2006

    Shouldn’t you have been in bed to prepare for the trip up here? I am so excited to meet you. In no time you will have 3 new ones – mom of 10!

  2. Daniel Alders
    October 15, 2006

    I look forward to meeting the new members of the family! In the meantime, I'll pray that everything continues just as planned and goes smoothly.


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