It doesn’t get much cuter than cross-species nursing. Check out this video of a cat and her kittens taking care of and nursing a baby squirrel.
I came across these pictures that were taken almost 4 years ago exactly. It was the day Samuel came home.
The boys were cracking up when they saw these. He hadn’t even been in the US for 24 hours when the photos below were snapped.
By Kate Parker
“Blended” has followed the journey of Sam, my nephew, from the day he was born and adopted into the unbelievably excited arms of my sister and brother in law as well as the rest of our extended family. We are so in love with this amazing little man who has brought such joy into our lives. There are so many wonderful and interesting things I am documenting, the power of love, the agonizing wait (and then elation) … Keep Reading!!!
Meredith Dennis’ foster family told her that they wanted to give her some accolades that she may want videotape to watch later. Truthfully, they wanted to surprise her with an offer to bring her into their family permanently.
Her reaction made us all burst into tears.
This morning, I was reading an article on the Barbour adoption abuse case.
Adoption abuse cases from Ethiopia (most recently, Hana’s story and the case of the Barbour’s) have been making me think a lot about my evolving views on adoption.
It’s hard to look at my beautiful, loving family and sit in the question. Our decision to adopt is not something we regret..not by a long shot. However, the more we learn about the ethics of adoption (both … Keep Reading!!!
Dr. Karyn Purvis explains the importance of giving voice to adopted children and how parents can do that.
I think this is an excellent reminder for all parents (not just adoptive parents) that allowing our child to have a voice is immensely important to their development.
This is my adopted son. Two weeks after he was born, I found out I was pregnant. I was not able to breastfeed him as an infant, but after about 4-5 months of watching his little sister nurse he became interested and I started tandem nursing. However, he would only nurse with a shield though….until today! I offered without a shield and he emptied both sides by himself, and then fell asleep. I feel so blessed to be … Keep Reading!!!
The photo shows the large family with newest member, Kieran Romney, sitting on the knee of his grandfather, Mitt Romney.
Not really news-worthy…except Kieran is adopted, and happens to be black. Apparently, the Melissa Harris-Perry Show finds this to be news worthy.
And you know what? I … Keep Reading!!!
Samuel came home three years ago today. Looking back, it was a strange day full of a lot of emotions. There was the anticipation of his arrival which of course was exciting (a new family member is coming home!), but, even so, there was a lot of fear. Brian and I felt fear and, of course, Samuel did, too. He met me three years ago today. I always try to put myself in his place and it makes me incredibly … Keep Reading!!!
by Rachel Garlinghouse
While I was waiting to adopt my first child, I spent a lot of time imagining what I thought would be the high points: the day we would get THE call stating we had been chosen, meeting our baby for the first time, our first family photo session, the child’s first birthday…
Each of these moments would be monumental if not divine. Cloud 9, the “Halleluiah” chorus, slow motion movements. Smiles, laughter, hugs. … Keep Reading!!!
When you’re 9 years old and a girl, I suppose being an emotional wreck is to be expected.
When you’re 37 years old and girl, I suppose being an emotional wreck is to be expected.
But sometimes, it’s hard to know which 9-year-old wrecks are I Stubbed My Toe And That’s A Great Excuse To Let Go Of The Emotional Mess Smouldering Inside Me,
and which wrecks are Real.
Yeah, … Keep Reading!!!
Samuel has been asking us for a blue mohawk for about six months.
We used spray, but he was adamant about using a less temporary color on his hair.
Brian and I were on the fence about it, so I decided to pose the question to our Facebook page and received an overwhelming number of helpful and thoughtful responses.
In the end, I sat down with Samuel and had a talk with him about why he wanted … Keep Reading!!!
We are framing this photo for Samuel, taken by Kyle LaMere in Ethiopia, September 2012. Under the photo will be Maya Angelou’s “Love Liberates” quote.
How beautifully she sums up the importance and love of the birth mother and family. How true love frees; it does not enslave.
Someone once said, “Children need two things: One is roots and the other is wings.” I know Samuel’s birth mother was strong enough to provide our son with wings. Now our prayer … Keep Reading!!!
“The Brightest Light . . .” Letter from Laura Farruggio
“My breasts aren’t in you way.” Oh man, if the original version of this song never got stuck in your head, this one definitely will. I love that..
LOL! OMG! The mom called in and totally embarrassed these guys! This is the only time C-Span has ever been remotely interesting to me. And I..
This is hilarious! <3