From non-relative placement to forever mom, looking back to 2 years ago (September 29, 2009)

On September 11, 2008, a  case worker brought Lizzie to us and we fell in love.  We were contacted because we had already adopted the boys.  In the first conversation, we were asked if we would like to adopt her and advised that it would be an expedited process.  We said yes, but then things … Continue reading From non-relative placement to forever mom, looking back to 2 years ago (September 29, 2009)

Raising My Self-Confident Child.

My Antwan.  He's smart, compassionate, and a fast runner.  Most things come easy to him.  He's absolutely beautifiul.  And, in many ways, he's become my biggest challenge.  William is eager to please and is insecure.  Therefore, he really tries to do what I ask of him.  Antwan is eager to please, but not the tiniest bit insecure.  … Continue reading Raising My Self-Confident Child.

Adoption Placement Memories (3 years ago, I met my daughter.)

September 11 is a date that will be remembered by Americans everywhere, always.  It was a terrible day that shouldn't have happened.  But, for us, September 11th (2008) also represents a new beginning because it was the day that we met Lizzie.  I'm aware of the irony.  On the date when so many lost so much, we gained … Continue reading Adoption Placement Memories (3 years ago, I met my daughter.)