How We Got Our Daughter Part 2

Click here for Part 1 of our story The next two days seemed longer than the last year in some ways. We were told that they would call back to tell us to come meet our foster daughter. We spent our time  wisely, running across town picking out newborn girl clothes, baby bottles, blankets, and a plethoraContinue reading “How We Got Our Daughter Part 2”

A Letter to My Foster Daughter on Her First Birthday

Little girl, You’re a year old now, although we’ve only known you for 11 months. I’ll never forget seeing you for the first time in the nurse’s arms after the foster care program told us we could go see you in the hospital. My first three thoughts were: You’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seenContinue reading “A Letter to My Foster Daughter on Her First Birthday”

10 Movies About Adoption No. 3: Lilo and Stitch

If you Google a list of adoption movies, Lilo and Stitch isn’t likely to be there. True, it was overlooked by many since it came out durring Disney’s sub-par years, but it’s actually a little gem wedged between the direct-to-video Cinderella II and the deplorable Country Bears. So because of Disney’s track-record the studio wasContinue reading “10 Movies About Adoption No. 3: Lilo and Stitch”

10 Movies About Adoption No. 2: Punky Brewster

No, this isn’t a movie, but you probably remember this show from the ’80s, about an orphaned girl with mismatched socks and her dog Brandon who were adopted by the old, grouchy, set-in-his-ways Henry Warnimont. Punky Brewster’s mom ditched her in a grocery store. The eight-year-old was suddenly and unexpectadly abandoned with no one butContinue reading “10 Movies About Adoption No. 2: Punky Brewster”

10 Movies About Adoption No. 1: 101 Dalmatians

It’s very likely that we will be adopting our foster daughter soon, unless something unexpected comes up. So Sarabeth and I are now shifting our focus from Baby A. being in our house for a short time to her being our permanent daughter. And that means that one day, we’ll be explaining to her that sheContinue reading “10 Movies About Adoption No. 1: 101 Dalmatians”