Category Archives: Adoption

Adopting a Toddler: Part Six

If you guessed that I slept Monday night, in a deep slumber, exhausted from previous days events, you would be wrong. I tossed and turned all night, my head swimming with possibilities, some good and some bad. Even if my body relaxed and fell into some sort of sleep, my mind didn’t and this made for…

Adopting a Toddler: Part Five

Monday I woke up frustrated. I just wanted to know if Jordan would be part of our lives, or not. I could feel that I had started becoming attached and I didn’t want to surrender my heart, unless it was happening for sure. I can’t imagine being one of the families that struggles to adopt…

Adopting a Toddler: Part Four

Sunday I woke up anxious to get to the end of the day because we would meet Jordan.  Once again, I was very thankful to be watching General Conference and feeling the spirit of the day.  I look forward to General Conference every six months so I can veg in my PJ’s, watch church on…

Adopting a Toddler: Part Three

SATURDAY Saturday was a waiting game. Luckily it was General Conference because I was needing to just sit and ponder.  The words and thoughts spoken that day, helped distract me from this looming decision hanging above my head. My emotional self was so raw after fasting the day before and the adoption was forefront in…

Adopting a Toddler: Part Two

FRIDAY I decided to pray and fast all day Friday, in hopes of gaining clarity, as we were making a very serious decision of adopting a toddler, so fast. Jon and I prayed in the morning and then went our separate ways. This was really hard, because I wanted to just sit and talk with…

Adopting a Toddler: Part One

Our journey adopting a toddler, began three and a half years ago. The following post was written then, but it is s story  worth telling, to bring hope to all those searching to find that special addition to their family. Kids are always a blessing, whether they come to our home biologically or through another…

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