Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Can You Relate?

I thought I would be able to sneak through the holidays in one piece. It's so busy and fun and wonderful. I LOVE Christmas and everything that goes with it. I was so sure I would breeze through upbeat and cheerful and was mostly concerned about what I would feel like on January 1st. But I didn't escape. It's the day before Thanksgiving and my heart is so sad, my arms so empty, it's hard to be thrilled about doing any of my favorite things....I just want a baby. Link to a former waiting adoptive mother's blog,, to read the rest of the story.

Thanksgiving in Disguise

From small glimpses of God to being a part of grand performances orchestrated by Him, I have seen God and come to know God more this past year than any other time in my life.  When I reflect on why this is, I notice that I have had trials and an aching heart and fear of the unknown like no other time in my life.  During this Thanksgiving season I find myself thankful for trials (what, really?) because it has brought me closer to the One who gives me a hope and a future.  I hope you, too, can claim this promise for yourself this Thanksgiving season.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Host Care - continued

One of our AAI families recently met their "dream come true" and welcomed home a precious baby girl after a two week stay in host care.  Link to Lynette's blog to hear an adoptive family's perspective on host care:   

Sunday, November 1, 2009

OCTOBER unites eight families

Adoption placements were falling into place throughout October.  Eight more babies were united with their mom and dad in October.  Four were expecting their baby's birth; four received a surprise phone call about a baby ready to meet them.  Two families found their own birth mother, while the other six were matched through profiles.  Seven of the babies were born in Michigan and one was born out of state.  Four babies went home with their family through temporary placement and four were cared for in host care before joining their families.  Each experience unique; all of them a fall blessing!