Author Archives: Steve LaMotte

About Steve LaMotte

Husband and father of three amazing children. Campus Minister of Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Pastor at Hope United Methodist Church in Dover, Delaware. Elder in the Pen-Del Conference. Fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Lover of music that makes hipsters cringe.

This is America: Are We Listening

I’ve been watching the video for Childish Gambino’s (or as Cardi B wonders, is it Donald Glover?) song “This is America.” It is an important commentary on the America that our African American brothers and sisters experience that is different … Continue reading

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#BringCalebHome: Paperwork and Bonding

It’s Saturday afternoon here in Guangzhou, China as I am writing this. It is hot! Like 95 with suffocating humidity hot. We have had Caleb for five days and have about five days left before getting back to Delaware. One … Continue reading

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#BringCalebHome: Yuexiu Park

Across the street from our hotel is Yuexiu Park. It is a large park that we got to explore when we adopted Malachi and visited again today, with Chloe and Caleb. The park is lush and beautiful. Even after a … Continue reading

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#BringCalebHome: And Then There Were Six

It’s been a long birthing process- two years in the making. Little did we know that when we started to apply to adopt a second time in July 2016 that there was a little four month old boy who needed … Continue reading

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#BringCalebHome: Day 2

Today was all about The Great Wall of China. We visited the Great Wall in 2014 when we came with Abbie to adopt Malachi. It was incredible then- and just as incredible now. There are myths about the wall. First, … Continue reading

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#bringcalebhome: Day 1

We are wrapping up our first full day in China. We are presently in Beijing where we are getting adjusted to the time change while doing some sight seeing. One would think that adjusting to the time would be easier … Continue reading

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A New Beginning: An Adoption Update

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca (4 B.C.-65 A.D.) “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” –Semisonic (Closing Time- 1998) Andrea and I went out for date night on Saturday. We had dinner at … Continue reading

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