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adopt from Ukraine

Photobombed. A Ukraine Adoption. Going from 6 to 9 kids!

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I was wrong.  I just wanted a picture with my girl, that beautiful blonde haired, blue eyed soft-spoken sweetheart. We were hosting V through Project143, an orphan hosting program. She…

meeting birth family

A Birth Mother’s Story

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Adoption is sometimes romanticized, and generally from the adoptive parent’s perspective.  It really is a miracle in so many ways, but adoption cannot happen without loss. Today I have a…

so different

So different from what I imagined, but perfect….. our adoption story

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month.  As most here know, our family was formed through adoption.  While we have shared bits of our story, I absolutely love to share adoption…

Bittersweet Destiny

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“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain…

storks movie and adoption triggers

Storks adoption and foster trigger warning…. “Orphan Hurts My Heart”

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Storks flies into theaters on September 23rd and it is sure to be a hit. Storks comes from the hysterical geniuses behind The LEGO Movie and it is just as…

Russian adoptee

Russian adoptee tells her story.

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My friend Tati is here today as our guest blogger. Tati is a Russian adoptee who is all grown up and was willing to share her journey.  I am thankful…

The Journey to Masha : An orphan hosting and older child adoption story

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When my husband and I started our adoption journey 10 years ago we knew one other couple at our church that had adopted, that was it.  At that time there…

International Adoption in China – the story of Finn *Video*

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I am so thankful for Sharingdots who is sharing a guest post today about an International Adoption in China.  I love to share positive adoption stories here on Highlights Along…

How to Adopt – broken down into simple steps!

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month – I am so happy to have some guest writers who are sharing their insights and stories about adoption.   Today Ashlene from Adoption Center…

My Adoption Journey to “My Aiden”

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Once again, we are celebrating that October is Down Syndrome Awareness month with a beautiful story of adoption. While we do not have anyone in our family with Down Syndrome,…

We adopted two little girls with Down Syndrome – Down Syndrome Awareness Month

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Adopting children with Down Syndrome October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I am so thrilled a couple wonderful friends were willing to share their stories about how they adopted…

A six year adoption journey – part 2

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Last week our friend Janell shared about the beginning of her family’s long journey to their little girl – here we get to meet her! If you didn’t read part…