No News is…..

…well, just no news. Apparently no referrals have been going out, so we continue to wait. The good news is that life is so busy that I don’t have time to mope about it.

My friend and her children are here visiting from Colorado, so we are filling our days with lots of activity.

Here are a few recent photos:

S. and N. in their football jerseys.

Russ and A. carving a pumpkin

K.’s sweet boy, “Mr. Busy”

Here are our collective children on a field trip to the Nez Perce National Historic Park. We had a great time learning about Nez Perce history and culture. It was especially fun for the girls to see the area and artifacts from the culture of Kaya, the American Girl doll.
Here is Miss E. overlooking the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers – doing a little Lewis and Clark research.

I hope to have some news to share soon, but I’m not going to guess when it might be. I think I’ve learned my lesson.

Thank you for reading.

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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. Michael Plaza
    November 1, 2006

    That’s a great picture of N. and S. Did you guys grow those pumpkins youself?

  2. shells
    November 1, 2006

    What beautiful kids you have! I cant wait to see some little brown faces mixed in!

  3. PastorMac's Ann
    November 1, 2006

    Came by to see if you had any news. Praying that it comes soon!

    Looks like you had a nice visit and an interesting and fun field trip! All these children are beautiful.

  4. Lori
    November 1, 2006

    Hang in there, my dear sister! Can’t wait to see you all this weekend…need to fill up on hugs.

  5. Susy Q
    November 2, 2006

    I was just wondering what agency you’re using. Thanks! (My blog is if you want to leave a reply there)

  6. Raskell Party of 8
    November 2, 2006

    God really has the perfect children for you. Rest in His promise. Maybe He is waiting so all 3 come home at the same time! I know how hard it was waiting, but I know it will happen and your children will be perfect. Love, Sandra

  7. darci
    November 2, 2006

    ugh, this wait must be so hard. praying! I love the pics of your kids! what great memories they are growing up with. 🙂 darci

  8. Elizabeth
    November 4, 2006

    I’m thinking of you all, and praying that you will indeed be “anxious for nothing” and not worry. 🙂

    Those are beautiful pics! A. is looking more and more like H. when she was 13 or younger, there is a strong facial resemblence.


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