Several of my friends have recently suffered miscarriages. They endure the anguish of feeling their bodies begin to change to make room for a growing baby only to lose the child. I, too, have experienced it—four times. At first we thought perhaps I had a problem with fertility. It took us a year to get […]
Congratulations on being matched with your wee boy! We were matched with ours 3 years ago and the adoption went through shortly afterwards. Our son, Daniel, was 18 months old at the time. I remember it being such an exciting time but also feeling very aware of this new and very important responsibility […]
God’s will is a difficult thing to fathom. We know that it is never God’s intention for a child to need a new home. Indeed, amongst the joy of adoption, there is always an element of grief – for relationships broken, for all the things that were not as they should have been for that […]
I can’t believe I started this journey more than two years ago. Two years and I’m still not finished. But I’m closer—much closer.
Like all little girls, I grew up playing with dolls and fussing over babies. I even took my love of children a step further and working with children became my career. I spent all day working in nurseries and my evening doing voluntary work with children; it was all I knew. Just like any other […]
It was raining, and we were deliberately late. We didn’t really expect her to turn up, but there she was outside the station as pre-arranged with her umbrella and hold-all, so we took a deep breath and forced smiles, took the baby seat out of the car, kissed the little girl we had cared for […]