Waiting Family

Noah’s Ark

When I was a little girl I dreamed about having a son who would have a Noah’s Ark bedroom. When we learned about Makai I couldn’t get my mind off it.  Luckily, Eric was all for it!  Looking back perhaps... Continue Reading →


Preparing to bring him home

We've been wanting to be in this "step" for so long... it's finally here! The infamous "hurry up and wait" has moved back into "hurry up" mode and we are firing on all cylinders! We are leaving in 15 short... Continue Reading →

Be truly glad – there is wonderful joy ahead!

Sometimes I worry that we share an unbalanced amount of the hard parts over the good parts from our journey to bringing Makai home.  The truth of the matter is there has been a LOT of the hard stuff and... Continue Reading →

The questions

No new updates here-guess we are experiencing one of those timing set backs that wise families before us have warned about... However, through this long wait we have had so many supportive colleagues, friends, and family inquire on how things... Continue Reading →

The waiting game continues

I apologize for not sharing more during this time of waiting... we received photos and a doctors report at the beginning of May but still haven't received the "approval call" we have been waiting for since April. Mother's Day and... Continue Reading →

China…the spark

To plan, or not to plan

We've had a lot of great support lately and folks checking in on our process for bringing our son home.  People are excited to hear about updates, however unfortunately, we haven't had any since December.  At all. We knew the... Continue Reading →


Ever get certain milestones pre-planned in your mind that you can't seem to shake?  Or maybe a certain age or date just sticks out to you for no reason? For me, 28 was an age that cemented into my mind... Continue Reading →

A little boy named Patience

The support and interest in our adoption journey has been overwhelming.  However I heard people want more of the details... so hold on tight! Maybe grab a coffee for this one... A lot of people ask us about what our... Continue Reading →

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