November 5, 2019

Among all non-Caucasian children who are adopted, 73% of them are adopted into Caucasian families. There are some very real things to consider with transracial adoption. Adopting transracially isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. We were not all meant to be the same.

As...

November 5, 2019

Thanks for reading Part 1 and Part 2 of this post, talking about how transracial adoption makes you ‘stick out’ and because of that you get the ’20 questions’ that often come. Today’s post is all about where it becomes very real. It can hit you in the face and not back...

November 5, 2019

This was us - 6 kids, aged 6 years old and younger! And yes, we hiked the mountains in Virginia together!

In Part 1 of this post I talked about how we are a walking billboard for transracial adoption. Then comes the questions from people. You have several choices in how...

November 5, 2019

It is obvious to say to most people when they see us out in public, but we don’t share the same skin color as our children (except 1). It has been obvious since our first outing with our oldest where there were whispers in the Burger King play area that she was not our...

March 18, 2019

It has been an honor of ours to be adoption consultants for Brandon and Kathryn, and to see their family grow by the blessing of adoption. I (Dawn) had the privilege of also being able to present for the adoption finalization hearing here in Florida! What a blessing an...

July 6, 2018

My story of infertility is unique and extremely unusual, but the same as anyone else who has struggled with infertility. Hello my name is Dawn and I have not been able to physically bear children. Oh it’s not that I don’t believe in miracles because I absolutely do! I...

June 15, 2018

This book is what I haven't been able to put down for the past week- Those Three Words written by Christine Bauer.  As an adoptive mom I work hard to read, listen, and absorb any wisdom I can from birth families, relationships, feelings, the joy & the pain of the proce...

April 18, 2018

There is so much to consider with adopting a child. It may feel like navigating a busy highway - one filled with crazy drivers, obstacles on the road, pot holes and pitfalls to avoid, and storms that will make driving hazardous! You simply want to get to your destinati...

April 10, 2018

Towards the end of 2017 Jeremy and Kari got connected and officially started with us at Christian Adoption Consultants. In less than 12 months they would be holding their precious daughter in their arms! The journey in between was filled with unexpected insights that G...

March 28, 2018

Joanna turned 8 last week, and I love who she has become, and remember vividly all the things that led to our adoption journey of our 8th child. It was one of the hardest things we have faced in our life..... a failed international adoption. The "how's and why's" of th...

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