Our Adoption Journey!

A journal of our thoughts, feelings and steps in the process of adopting a child with significant special needs.

Friday, March 9, 2012

So many amazing women....

....doing wonderful things. Last night was the woman of the year banquet. What a special experience it was. I was "Ms. June" and we shared a table with "Miss May" who founded a non-profit that assists military families with a deployed family member. All of the women had amazing stories, and incredible causes that they were all very passionate about. It was both humbling and inspiring. The winner was Ruth Collins, who started AzBrainfood....who provide a backpack of healthy food to students who would not have any food over the weekend when they were not getting meals provided at school. She is an amazing woman with a very worthy cause!!!
I love events like this that really bring back the focus of what is important in life!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


It has been and excruciatingly tough week for me....over the weekend we found out about an urgent placement situation for a little boy who was born premature and suffered some brain damage. I was absolutly smitten and thrilled when I learned the fees were very low and within our budget. Early in the week there was a possibility that we would be picking up this baby today from the hospital. Everything came together so smoothly in the begining. It seemed so rock solid and then, it began to fall apart....things went awry there, and things happened here and my heart was broken. Yesterday we had to make the heartbreaking choice to let go of that hope. I am very sad, and it is really hard, because we also got some great news, our family will be travelling next week to finally meet Andre, and we are all very excited....It is hard to be so excited and yet grieving at the same time.