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  1. I am always so excited to see new posts on this thread! The Stork sure has been busy lately. God is good! Congratulations to all the new families. The fun is just beginning!!!
  2. Mandy...that is wonderful news! God is good. I hope you and your Daddy sleep easier tonight with him in his own bed!
  3. Welcome to the world, little Thomas! Congratulations to the newest family~~ (using lots of color and smileys to show how excited I am )
  4. Oh, I hope you guys will go to Orientation. Not only is it super informative, but you will have a blast and make some life long friends. I have thought many times..."wish I could go back!". We would love to adopt again. Maybe in a few years...we'll see!
  5. what a beautiful family! congratulations on your bundle of pink!!!
  6. Elaine


    Tracey, I am grinning from ear to ear for you! Isn't it exciting? Abrazo's saying is it's "not if, but when" and they mean it!!! We have plans this weekend already, but after that we are free! We would love to meet you in person too. Lots of folks read more at the beginning and post less. Whatever works for you! The forum is a wealth of information. Soak it up. But let me say...everyone is anxious to get to know you and help answer questions you may have. So post when you feel comfortable. Welcome! It really is like a big family. Love, E p.s. Have you checked out t
  7. Mick and I really thought we would adopt from China. It was never to avoid open adoption (as I had never even heard of open adoption). We just felt like that was where God wanted us to go. It hurts me how in China they place such low value on their females. And I also thought bringing a child out of a communist country would be wonderful. When we decided to send our application into Abrazo it was b/c God really spoke to my heart. It just felt like a good fit. I am thankful every day that we went with our hearts! It makes me very sad to know that some go overseas to avoid birthparen
  8. Elaine


    YAY, TRACEB!!!! I am sooo excited for you. We have got to get together!!! I enjoyed talking to ya on the phone, but I want to meet you in person. Hope to see you soon. Hugs, Elaine
  9. I don't plan on telling my child that there were adoption fees unless they point blank ask. I am like every other adoptive Mother...each of my children are priceless. You can not put a price on their head. Whatever fee I paid in no way determines their value. To be honest...I don't even know exactly what fee we paid for Makayla. It is something I do not dwell on. And I do not want her to dwell on it either. sidenote: Angel being a foster child became ours with virtually no fees (minus the attorney we hired trying to expedite the process). If "price" in the minds of some is directl
  10. Congratulations, Jean! What an accomplishment!
  11. My Mom and Mickey are both only children. Both have complained on more than one occassion how lonely they felt growing up and how it is more difficult even as an adult when all of the responsibility and expectations fall on you as an only child. On the other hand I know a couple of people who love being only children and were very glad t ohave their Mom and Dad all to themself. So...I think having a second child should come from the parents longing more than the childs. I agree with Lindsey...I think God puts the desire for children in our heart. WIth Makayla...I truly felt a sense of
  12. Congratulations, Briton, on your new baby sister!!! God is sooo good!
  13. Welcome to the world, sweet baby boy! Congratulations to the proud Mama, Papa, and Big Sister Camille!!!
  14. Little Ella Grace is a beauty! Congratulations to her loving family.
  15. Congrats on the new little pink bundle. What a blessing to your family!!!
  16. Happy Mother's Day! We love you.

  17. I just finished checking out the two newest families! WOW!!! So beautiful!!! Thanking God for His divine plan for every child!
  18. My heart is racing!!! Congratulations Burns family!!! May God bless all four of your children and your new birthfamily!
  19. Welcome to the world little Serenity! What a lucky little girl you are. A prayer was answered today. Blessings to the Paredes family and their lovely new birthmama!
  20. Hi, Krystle! I saw your first post! YAY!!! Glad to see you here. This forum is a life saver...so many friends to be made and so much information to share and learn. Don't be a stranger! Talk to you soon. The girls send their love. XOXO



  21. I love that Makayla and Angel's birthmom chose life for the girls. I love that K gets excited to get updates on the children. I love K's smile and funny laugh. K is a part of our family. She is a part of our life. We are forever connected by the precious children we love dearly.
  22. Welcome to the world beautiful little Caroline!
  23. Congratulations to the newest parents! I look so forward to seeing a picture of your beautiful little princess!!!
  24. (nails drumming nervously awaiting some news...any news)!
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