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American Sniper, PTSD & Me

January 26th, 2015

My husband and I actually took a little time out for just the two of us and saw a movie Saturday afternoon. He had wanted to see American Sniper for...

  • Adoption Saves

    It began as a story of a family that never was. Four children were born to a single woman in Odessa, Ukraine. They entered the orphanage system directly from the…

  • Continued Suspension for DRC Adopted Children

    A must share notice from the Both Ends Burning organization: “Both Ends Burning statement on the continued suspension of exit permits for adopted children in the Democratic Republic of the…

  • My Messy, Post Adoption Life

    “Hi. Haven’t seen you in a while. How are you?” That may be a dangerous question, my friend. Because you see, we are living the post-adoption life in our household,…

  • Lost and Found – Part 2

    How do you handle times of worry or fear?   When I’m in the mist of worry, fear or even despair, I typically sing. Singing has always been my “go…

  • Lost and Found

    This weekend, I answered our (adopted) son’s long-standing questions about his birth family. He started asking me questions when he was a little over the age of five. I answered…

  • Jake “Comes Home” Celebration 4

    “Where words fail, music speaks.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen We had never seen each other before. We didn’t live in the same country. We didn’t speak the same language. Yet…

  • Jake “Comes Home” Celebration 3

     The Church In Times of Trial Today’s video was actually prepared for our home church in Holland, Michigan, Immanuel Church back in 2009. Immanuel Church has been ministering in Ukraine…

  • Jake “Comes Home” Celebration 2

    WELCOME TO IZMAIL Although Jake was born in Odessa, he was raised in the Izmail Special Baby Home in Izmail, Ukraine. Many of our adoption court hearings and court business…

  • Jake “Comes Home” – A Celebration

    Many adoptive families celebrate “Gotcha Day,” the day their child was processed out of their foster home or institution, and into a family. Wow, what emotionally charged days those are, and…

 
 

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