what I didn’t know

If y'all didn't know it yet, October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month (you can find an awesome post about it on No Hands But Ours). And as a mama to a precious bug with and extra chromosome, I not only feel it my duty to share all the sweetness that is Clementine (although I kinda do that on the regular here) but I want to share about our girl and our experience with Down syndrome. And hopefully open some eyes that still view children with Down syndrome as less than: less wonderful, less wanted, less worthy. In late July, when we traveled to Cincinnati for … [Read more...]

a family for Scout

A few months ago, I posted about a little girl named Rosie. I had seen her on the Down syndrome adoption FB group, and was simply taken with her. She was precious in every way and I was surprised that a family hadn’t already come forward for her. She continued to wait and I began to wonder if maybe her family was out there, somewhere… they just needed a little help finding each other. With that prayer tucked in my heart, I posted about her here and with your help, spreading the word about this precious little girl, her forever family found her right away. Their … [Read more...]

a family for Rosie

I first read about this precious girl on the Down Syndrome Adoption FB group and was immediately smitten. And when you see her picture, I'm sure you'll agree. Those chubby legs. That black hair. Those pink cheeks. Oh my. Now that we are home with our Clementine I have a huge soft spot for these very special kiddos. Before we met Clementine, I was so scared that I wouldn't be capable of parenting a child with a developmental special need. But I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this journey has been. Clementine blesses our family daily. So I am praying … [Read more...]

Maria’s Big House of Hope spotlight: Nathalie

**Today Show Hope and I are switching blogs. I'm sharing over there and they're sharing over here. So excited to share this sweet little one - and all about Show Hope Care Centers - with y'all.** Back in 2003, Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, founded Show Hope out of their desire to see more children find their way into forever families. Though many families they talked to desired to adopt, the financial costs to adoption were simply prohibitive. Since its inception, Show Hope has helped provide forever homes through Adoption Aid grants for more than … [Read more...]

some news on Gus. and some news on us.

I had to share with y'all who have been so gracious to pray and help spread the word about this precious little peanut. Gus has found his forever family. So very excited for the little guy, I can hardly stand it. And, in case you're wondering... it's not us, y'all. But we do have a little bit of news to share. Hoping to get it all finished and ready to post tomorrow. In the meantime, anyone want to take a guess? … [Read more...]

Gus. again.

Oh my, y'all. This little guy is still waiting for his family to find him. His file is with Lifeline and will return to the shared list at the end of this week if a family does not come forward for him. I can speak personally of Lifeline. We LOVE them and consider them to be one of the very best adoption agencies out there. Lifeline just received an update on Gus and he seems to be doing so well. They also received some videos of him walking. Hold on to your hearts, ladies... this little guy is too sweet for words. Please help spread the word about … [Read more...]


Look at this little guy. His name is Gus. And he is just one year old. And his special need is dwarfism. Ooooh, I can't stand it. Don't his little chubby, dimply arms look just like Vivi's? As y'all probably know, our Vivienne has dwarfism. We still aren't quite sure what form of dwarfism she has, as there are many, many forms. The truth is, we may never know exactly what type of dwarfism she has. But what we do know for sure is that she is, to us, the most precious peanut on the planet. We could not be more crazy about her and we feel so very blessed … [Read more...]

NHBO: help wanted

If y'all have been around here long enough, y'all know about No Hands But Ours. No Hands is an advocacy site for China's special needs program, where we hope to share the real deal about adopting a special needs child. And it is very, very close to my heart. Y'all also probably know my good buddy, Tonggu Momma. Who just recently received her looooong-awaited referral for her precious little bundle of baby cuteness. Which means, basically, that our beloved TM is gonna be busy for a bit. She's gettin' ready to go get her baby, forgoodnessakes. But that … [Read more...]

until Sunday… update!

The little girl I posted about last night has 11 families reviewing her file... sounds like she will have a family by the Sunday night deadline! Just wanted to share the wonderful news :) … [Read more...]

until Sunday

This little girl has until Sunday to find a family of her own.Please visit here for more details, as well as contact information for Wasatch, the agency that has her on their designated list.She turned 7 on March 12th.She is healthy.Her SN is left ear microtia. And she really, really needs a family to come for her soon. … [Read more...]