Little Boy Lost: Jonathan’s Adoption Story

Jon never figured into our plans to become a family.  In reality, he never seemed to fit into anyone’s plans.  When the social worker first discussed Phillip and Carl with us, she told us there were four brothers.  One was about to turn four and the other was two.  The two year old lived with…

10 Things No One Warned Me About Being a Parent

There was never any doubt in my mind that someday I would be a father.  When my mother asked me years ago how many kids I hoped to have I replied, “A houseful!”  Erin always wanted to be a mother, although I can’t say she had the dream of having a huge brood the way…

It’s Autumn’s Adoption Day!

Days like today are easily overcome with emotion.  We accepted Autumn into our lives and our hearts with only a silken thread of hope that she would one day be ours.  She was two weeks old when we met her and so tiny that we had to brace her in her car seat (a special…

Parenting Post: 5 Reasons You Need to be a Foster Parent

My wife and I had a bit of a whirlwind romance.  Both of us were in our mid-30’s and we were starting to feel our age.  Neither of us wanted to do the bar scene since we don’t drink and we both hated blind dates (horror stories, anyone??).  So, in December 2008 we both joined…