"Yes. And yes." I've been an adoptive mom for nine years. By now I've learned when folks mean well with their questions or comments, and I've learned not to get offended. Unless people are part of an adopted family (extended or immediate) or have close friends who have adopted, they may not realize what terminology … [Read more...] about Are they yours? Or are they adopted?
As of last Sunday, it has been eight years since the day we finalized Lindsey's adoption. In the courtroom on Lindsey's adoption day, 2009: Eight years. In many ways, that feels like a lifetime ago. I look at that picture and I can hardly remember who we were then. Some of you have been reading and … [Read more...] about Adopting a teen: 8 years later
In honor of National Adoption Month, I'm resharing some of my previous posts on the topic. If you're a longtime reader, you already know this is an issue close to my heart. If you're new, or if you (like me) tend toward a little motherhood-induced amnesia occasionally, I'll tell our story in a nutshell before we move … [Read more...] about Adoption: greatest hits collection
So last week I gave you a little one-photo teaser, but now that our big kids and grands have all left town, I've got time to properly tell all about Lindsey's beach wedding. Consider yourself warned: photo-heavy post. NOT SORRY! ;) Yes, we photographed the wedding. I took the getting-ready photos, and stepped in … [Read more...] about Lindsey’s sweet & simple beach wedding