etsy picks | 2

It has been awhile since our last handmade toy round-up and it’s high time for another! Even though we hear that August is the most popular birth month, we sure have a lot of parties to attend in June, so here’s a few we’ve found that make for wonderful heirloom style gifts for playing and dis-playing!We love these wooden pull toy dogs with hinged bodies. They have the cutest movement to them and who doesn’t love a Dachshund? $46 We are lifelong loyal fans of Green Stitches dolls! This shop makes darling pirates, BRAND NEW superheroes and of course darling … Read more

Adoption Week: Where Are They Now?

For those of you who followed along with our first Adoption Week last year, you grew to love and care for the families who submitted just like we did! So hearing updates from a couple of those families brings us so much satisfaction and happiness! We wanted to share two with you today before we close everything up until next time. THE BENNETT FAMILY Our daughter Sam passed away a few years ago and you featured our story in your adoption week. I thought I would let you know that we adopted a blond hair blue eyed baby boy almost … Read more

An Adoption Story: The Beals Family

Two months ago, Chris and I were contacted out of the blue about an opportunity to adopt a baby girl. We were initially shocked, but we knew this was orchestrated by God and we wanted to at least explore the opportunity. Long story short, we worked with an agency to start and finish our home study in a little over two weeks, and then we waited for the birth. When we got the call, we went to the hospital and met our precious baby and waited a little more. We brought her home on a Thursday afternoon and became her … Read more

A Birth Mother and Adoption Story: Katie

My journey starts back when I was 17 years old, a senior in high school.  I had a long term relationship that was not the healthiest.  One that I could never find myself escaping.  There were always threats made to me about ” If I left, this is what would happen”.  No need for details there. I came to the point that I realized that my life and happiness was more important then any threat so I removed myself from the relationship.  Then wouldn’t you know,  I found myself pregnant.Telling my parents was one of the hardest things I have … Read more

An Adoption Story: Bonnie and Jon

As an adoptive parent, I’m so crazy passionate about it. I just wanted to share a little of what I feel about my daughter’s birth mom.Infertility is hard! Like really hard!But, when we decided to move forward with adoption, I felt like the dark clouds had parted! We both did! I felt so incredibly grateful that we got this opportunity to adopt our family!!We felt like that was God’s  plan all along! And now that we have Jade, we KNOW it was his plan all along!After 5 1/2 years of fertility treatments, and adoption papers.. We got the call, we … Read more