Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 6

2018. Post 41/100. (Cont'd from "Our Adoption Story, Part 5") B is now 8.5 months old. She became a big sister to #3 in November and legally a Francis in December. She is crawling and eating solids. She loves big bright bows, exploring, and playing with (pulling) her sisters' hair. She takes 2 naps a … Continue reading Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 6

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Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 5

2018. Post 40/100. (Cont'd from "Our Adoption Story, Part 4") Bonding with B was really, really hard for me. Let me backpedal a little bit and tell you more about myself. I don't love kids. Until I had M, I didn't have any huge desire to hold babies, play with kids... I was basically a … Continue reading Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 5

Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 1

2018. Post 36/100. Chad and I decided to adopt before we were even married. It came up in premarital counseling and I remember sitting on our pastor's couch saying, quite matter-of-factly, "Oh yeah, I've always wanted to adopt a baby." (Apparently I hadn't told Chad that yet--oops--but that's what premarital counseling is for, right?) At … Continue reading Adoption Series: Our Adoption Story, Part 1

#FrancisPartyof4: Adoption Profile Book Ready for Print!

After hours of staring at our computer screens, our book is done! Chad used his design skills to put together our book, and then I filled in most of the text! We did it! Now we just need to wait for our home study to be officially "done" (2nd visit with our social worker is … Continue reading #FrancisPartyof4: Adoption Profile Book Ready for Print!