One Month Ago Today

Our lovely daughters will be even lovelier with one more sister in their midst.

One month ago today we committed our hearts and lives to adopting our daughter, B. We expect our referral documents to arrive tomorrow and then it will be official. It is still rather unbelievable to me…sometimes it hardly seems real.

We have been very blessed to receive news of her from recent volunteers at her orphanage and from friends. Everyone tells us that she is a wonderful and special child. Soon we’ll be putting together a small photo album for her with pictures of the family. She will definitely remember Dimples and I think she will remember us when she sees pictures from our visit last year.

Next year at this time there will be one more child at the table, and one more Easter basket to fill. God gives us so much more than we deserve.

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter!


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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. Sherry
    March 22, 2008

    You made me smile today, and I really needed that. Thanks Lisa. 🙂 I am so excited that everything is chugging right along. Hopefully you will have an April court date!

  2. jen
    March 24, 2008

    I have been so excited to keep up with this journey!

    Your girls are all just gorgeous!

  3. Kristin
    March 25, 2008

    Hi Lisa and congratulations on little B becoming your daughter! What a blessing it is when God places children in our families. We came home from Ethiopia with our 6th child last week and while we were at the orphanage we fell in love with a 6 – 8 yr old girl. We are prayerfully decided now if the Lord is asking us to bring her home. I pray He is because I cannot stop thinking of her and I literally feel as if I left a piece of myself there with her… Anyhow, thanks for the inspriation and God bless you and your family!
    Kristin in MD.


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