There is a point in every single one of our adoptions that our children begin to emerge as people.  It’s an odd feeling during these few months at home, almost like a fog.  We operate in a constant state of haziness.  We’re strangers when our children arrive.  They don’t know us, we don’t know them, […]

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The N Word


This morning I made a post to Facebook about the ‘N’ word.  Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably know to which word I am referring.  It is that nasty little word that people think died long ago.  I heard it in the aisle of Target, while shopping for a few office supplies, after […]

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Why TBRI? Hope, That’s Why.

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In 2009 we adopted our first child from Ghana.  She was almost 3 years old at the time.  She is now almost 10 years old.  She has given me permission to talk a little bit about my experience being the first time mom of a child who lived through terrible trauma.  I will not be […]

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