Monday, May 27, 2013

News from the O haus

When Evan and I first went through premarital counseling, we were asked when we would want to start having kids. Evan and I both agreed that we would start thinking about it in 5 years. We  enjoyed it just being the two of us, and we have been able to go on some great adventures during the summer. Last summer, we celebrated 5 years of marriage and last year we began the process of adoption. I just realized this connection this week. God reminded me this week that His ways are unconventional but perfect.

Since Evan and I are in the midst of our 2-2.5 year wait time, we revisited the topic of having biological children during the wait, and well.....I'm pregnant. Since the wait is so long, having a biological child does not effect our adoption and we are still on track. The only change is our Ethiopia child(ren) will have a sibling to come home to. The due date is November 19th, and I'm enjoying the idea of "expecting" 2-3 kids (remind me of this when I feel like I'm going to lose my mind).

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ethics and adoption- a message from our agency

A recent blog post has gotten a lot of atttention about ethics and adoption. This is such an important topic, and one that any adoptive parent should be very aware of. I respect the way my agency approaches adoption and their response to inquiries about their ethics.

May 17, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! It was a beautiful Mother's Day, and it makes me look forward to holding our sweet one(s) in the future. We are in the midst of our 2-2 1/2 year wait time, and there are definitely days where that seems like a lifetime away. However today, I recognize you moms, for all that you do and the little ones you raise. I pray for you and your kiddos that God fills your home with love and grace. I also pray for our little one(s) that God prepares our hearts and home to be a family in the future.