I’M A FOSTER AUNT

I have a sister named Karli. She’s 23 years old and married to her husband, Ricky. Earlier this year, They were blessed with two beautiful foster kids. Marie who is 2, and Jacob who is 3. Jacob has bottle rot, which is when sugars decay the teeth. They both have gone through things no kids […]

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WHAT IS MY TATTOO?

For those of you who don’t know, I recently got my first tattoo. It is right under my ankle. Despite being in the most excruciating pain I’ve ever been in, I am absolutely in love with it. Lots of people have asked what it means. It is a heart and a triangle. It represents the […]

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GRIEF AND GIFTS

Today it truly hit me, adoption is the best gift I have. It’s not a gift that has a perfect bow and can’t wait to open, but it is a gift. I met with my friend Maggie today. Our conversation opened my mind up to many realizations about grief, my gifts, and how blessed I […]

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TO MY BIRTH MOM

I miss you. It’s crazy how I can miss someone I’ve never met. At times, I feel like I need you. I think about you all the time. I often question, “Why did you do this to me?” How could you give me up? How could you trust strangers to raise me? Why didn’t you […]

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LOVING YOUR ADOPTIVE PARENTS

Imagine your going to see your favorite singer in concert. A few years ago, I was going to see One Direction. I practically worshipped them for four years. My walls were covered with posters. I had every song memorized. I LOVED them. I thought they were perfect. Perfect looking. Perfect singers. To say I was […]

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LOVING YOUR BIRTHPARENTS

Loving our birthparents can be so hard. I do not really know anything about my birthparents, so I will not be talking about if you do because that’s just not my story. One thing I do know is that my birth mom was in and out of the hospital. Throughout my life, I’ve struggled with […]

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MY “WHY”

My adoptive parents were living in Missouri and done having kids, having three of their own already. They were in church and the pastor was talking about a mission trip the church was planning on attending. All of the sudden, my mom felt like like God was telling her, “Hey, you need to adopt a […]

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FEELING UNWANTED

I think feeling unwanted is the biggest challenge I have with being adopted. It can be so depressing, especially when you feel like no one understands. The thought of someone who carried you in their stomach for nine months, then gave you to complete strangers. The thought that your birth mom (in my case) hid […]

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