Thoughts, Post Adoption

My family is finally complete.  I have beautiful home, a loving husband, a thriving career and now I have my four beautiful children.  How could I be sad?  It’s simple, the emotional roller coaster I have been on for the past three years has now come to an abrupt stop and to be honest, I…

Adoption Day 

I’ve been to a few adoptions for some close friends and they were always very emotionally charged events. Crying tears of joy for your friends and their new family happened so naturally.  I never truly anticipated the amount of emotions that would race through my body on this day. The amount of times I would…

Becoming Dads Overnight

I was sitting in the Chicago airport when my husband called me.  We had been fully certified through our Foster Family Agency just 5 days before and Chris had been fielding placement calls all weekend while I was in Chicago attending my Bachelor Party weekend.  This call was different.  This call I could sense something…

The Game

The foster care system is one of the toughest games of life one can play. Our Foster Family Agency presented itself as a Coach to help us play the game and play it well.  After driving for what seemed like forever, my husband and I found ourselves sitting in our first training class  at 8…

Every Journey Begins With One Step

While my husband and I have been on our current journey, you know, the one with 4 kids, for quite some time now, I want to begin this blog with an account of how it all began. I have always wanted kids, always dreamt about one day hearing a little voice call out “Daddy” to…

You Have Four Kids?

This question is usually accompanied by a look of utter disbelief. Sometimes because of my age, I’m 27, other times it’s because they think I had them biologically.  My husband and I began the journey of adoption nearly 3 years ago and boy has it been one heck of a ride. I’m going to use…