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Schooling from the Bottom Up

This week I decided to take a different approach to teaching Kylah. We’ve been moving forward working on fine and gross motor skills plus basic nursery school skills and facts. This week we plunged head first into a thematic unit … Continue reading

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Language or Communication

Have you ever stopped to think how babies learn? Most of us don’t think about it. I’ve always loved watching my kids learn, but I never realized how much future learning, and especially communication, was based on human interaction in … Continue reading

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Being Held

We started the week with a trip to the park. There is nothing quite like seeing the wonder of the world through a child’s eyes. For Kylah, everything is new. That makes everything either wonderful or terrifying. Thankfully the park … Continue reading

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How Is It Going?

People ask, “How are things going?” My mind whirls around the events of the past few days. Should I mention the day that I sat for four hours holding a crying child because a puzzle piece didn’t fit correctly into … Continue reading

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The Orphanage

If the word orphanage conjures up images of a Charles Dickens novel, you would be shocked at the sight of the place K spent the last 5 years. Four stories. A huge indoor playground with skylights so natural light can … Continue reading

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First Days

When you adopt from a “waiting child list,” you are not expecting a healthy infant. Children are placed on the list because of special needs, which range from minor to very severe, and for no other reason than their age. … Continue reading

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The Journey to You

We first saw your picture on a website. A cute smile and searching eyes made you stand out among dozens of others faces. I sent in a request for more information expecting to hear that you were already matched with … Continue reading

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A Word about Orphanages

Before I write about our recent experiences, I wanted to share a bit about overseas orphanages. I know people who have adopted children from extremely negligent places. It does happen. But generally, the biggest problem I’ve seen is the orphanages … Continue reading

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Thank You!

The past two weeks in China, we saw dozens of families growing through adoption. Most of the children I met were on the waiting child’s list. They were older and almost all of them had special needs. Being overseas with … Continue reading

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Travel Plans are Made

In just 17 days, we will be sitting on a plane heading for China. 17 days! Oh my goodness! This is happening…SOON! Tickets were purchased this morning and plans are being made. And then, on January 11, we will meet … Continue reading

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