Monthly Archives: October 2012
- How to choose an adoption agency
- Older child adoption
- Adoption from foster care
- Tips for transitioning
- How you were lead to adoption
- Birthparent support and resources
- Birthparent perspective
- Adoptee perspective
- How to prepare extended family for adoption
- Unique perspectives from transracial families
- Adoptions of special needs children
Yes, I think I did sleep a lot of those first few weeks after Sarah was born. I also know this year with Sarah has gone by so fast. I only posted a few pictures and updates of Sarah during her first 12 months. I do want to have a few posts included on our blog that include some special moments in Sarah’s first year. So, here we go…
Starting around 4 months, we introduced Sarah to the Jumperoo. She never liked the swing, so we weren’t thinking she would like the Jumperoo too much. Well, we were WRONG. She LOVED that thing. She would cry if you took her out too early. She would stay in it until she fell asleep like pictured above. You would ask her if she wanted to get out and she shook her head “No”!
Here she is in a 12 second clip of her telling Dustin “no”. The quality is poor, but you can see her just the same.
Here are some more happy pics of her with her very favorite toy for months to come until her legs got so long that she couldn’t bounce.
Great memories for sure!
This is a longer post I know. Please do not pass over this. Would you read it?
With a presidential election coming soon, all of the “hot” topics are getting plenty of media time. One of those “hot” buttons is abortion vs. the right to life.
Those who believe life is at conception, but abortion should be permitted for instances of rape or incest, please take 7 minutes to watch this. Please do. It is not an “angry” video. It is love. This is my former pastor from our sister church here in Texas. Please watch it. I don’t post videos often do I?
Next, because of the hot topic of abortion vs. the right to life, embryo adoption has been getting a bit more “air” time. Has it been favorable? Are people speaking the truth? Here is an article published by an unbeliever at Huff Post a couple of weeks ago titled, “Evangelicals Embryo Adoption: Devout Christians Seek A Future For Thousands Of Frozen Embryos” . When you read this, you can tell that the journalist does not believe life is at conception by her wording in several instances throughout the brief article. She does give awareness to the 600,000 reported frozen embryos presently in the USA though. So exposure is good. I won’t go into the issues that come to mind as I read the article at this time, though I am sure your brain is spinning too with some comments of your own.
Here are a few comments, just on the first page of the hundreds of comments to this article. I wouldn’t continue to the rest of the comments.
“I simply do not see a frozen embryo as a child. I see it only as a potential child.”
That is correct. They have been fully human this whole time. Well, Jezebel and the rest of the naysayers, say what you will. We know differently.
Don’t we BabyBear?
- We had just returned from Dallas after my appointment for our mock transfer (our clinic is pictured above). We found out we were going to need another $3000 to pay for additional testing I would have to have before the RE would perform the FET.
- We got to work organizing a giant garage sale with the help of our church family and friends. The Lord blessed us with over $3,000 in this garage sale.
- I was holding a one month old precious baby girl in my arms for hours on end. I was soaking in every coo, cry, little breath, every squirm and wiggle.
- Watching that same little girl walk, okay, run as fast as her chunky, little legs can take her across the room. She is 13 months old today!
- I am gathering all the last pieces of paperwork to send to the social worker to complete our home study. We have one form to notarize and we have everything ready to mail.
- and 2 years later…I think I am finding the itch (thanks to the children) to gear up for a garage & yard sale once again!