Do You Love Them the Same?

One of the most common questions about adoption is will I be able to love them the same? The implied but often unspoken completion of the inquiry is ‘the same as a child you have birthed’. When I thought of writing about this subject I hesitated. I said out loud to myself, “Easy, Stephanie.”. This…

The Age of Mom

We spent the first decade of our marriage trying to achieve pregnancy. We became foster parents in our early 30’s. Much to our delight we had the opportunity to adopt after having fostered 3 years. Over the next decade we had adopted seven children. Two were individual adoptions, one was a sibling group of two…

Poured Out

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Poured Out This morning I came across this journal entry that I wrote in January of this year. This is one of those spiritual truths that is so deeply rooted into my very being that it influences the way I live my life. ***************************** “And if you pour out that…

A Guaranteed Opportunity

Today I had the opportunity to discuss adoption with a panel of resident experts. I call them experts because they have lived it. They were each adopted. I call them resident because we all reside under one roof. They are my children. We were driving together (my youngest six) and I. So I had a…

Another

This passage is a very familiar one to most of us. The message of the passage is new each time I read it. Not different, but new as in another. And that is exactly what we see in this verse – another. Here’s the thing I feel so sure I need to share today. You…