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Lisa

Hello! I'm a single mom of three children adopted domestically through foster care. We muddle through, guided by God, and do the best we can along the way.
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Confidential by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Well... since beginning our switch into Haiti I specifically asked about posting pictures once we had them of our new little addition because I know that this is different b ... Read on »
Those Early Moments by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Being an adoptive parent, one of the hardest things is missing those "early moments."  When you bring in and/or adopt a child who is "older" in any way you most often miss o ... Read on »
Needing to Catch Up by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Summer is here FINALLY!  But I have neglected this blog for WAY too long with end of the year "stuff" going on at school and work. Our summer vacation this year has been ... Read on »
Making American "BOY" Dolls by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption She needed a good cleaning with some baby wipes and a Mr Clean magic eraser.  But looked really good afterwards. This type of doll has two kinds of hair, either a w ... Read on »
Happy Easter! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will neve ... Read on »
Another Year by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Birthdays mean another year has passed.  The child/person is 365 days older than the last time you said Happy Birthday and celebrated their special day.  In adoption, the bi ... Read on »
Missing Haiti by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption We arrived back home late Saturday night.  Had to drive Grandma back to the airport Sunday and was back at work/school yesterday.  It's been a whirlwind.  While I am glad ... Read on »
Bits of Haiti by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Things I notice that I will surely miss... Everyone saying BonJou or BonSwa to one another. No fashion worries. The melody of not the ice cream man, but the water ... Read on »
The Beach by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Prior to coming to Haiti I of course "liked" both our orphanage's face*book page as well as the orphanage next door which is a special needs orphanage.  They are all under t ... Read on »
Another Piece of the Puzzle by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Today we accomplished another step hopefully taking us closer to completing our adoption!  We were able to file our I600 while here in Haiti.  (The I600 is another bunch o ... Read on »
It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood... by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Olivia and I aren't able to go to the orphanage on the weekends, so prior to traveling we reserved a day tour for today going south into the Haitian town of Jacmel along the ... Read on »
Hearts by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption How do you do this?  How do you continue getting to know a child.  Making them feel something.  Making them like you and want to be with you only to leave? Today I was to ... Read on »
Even Better by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I'm not sure how things get better day by day but I guess they do.  That's how relationships work isn't it.  Little by little, through shared experiences, play, even food, y ... Read on »
Today by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Who knew that visiting the orphanage today could have been even better than our first visit?  But it was.  We had time.  Time with just Macy.  Time to play and explore and f ... Read on »
Church by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Still having such a marvelous time here getting to know more about the people and culture.  Learning some Creole as I meet more people.  Everyone I've met has been so kind a ... Read on »
Haiti by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Well we finally arrived in Haiti to begin our two week bonding trip!  My oh my!  So much to take in! (from the plane... I so wish this had turned out better!) Haiti ... Read on »
Travel Time! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption We have TRAVEL DATES for our first trip to Haiti to meet Macy! Olivia and I will be traveling March 7-22 for what's known as our two week socialization trip.  During this ... Read on »
Bad Weather, We've Had Enough by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Yes, if you aren't from the area that's had lots of bad weather lately I'm sure you've at least seen it or heard about it.  We were out of school the first two days back aft ... Read on »
We Have MOVEMENT! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I have HUGE adoption news!  I have been on cloud nine for the past 24 hours! I've been basically waiting day by day, checking my email constantly, holding my breath, just ... Read on »