Category Archives: Adoption

Adoption Crisis?

Relevant Magazine posted an article online yesterday with some statistics on international adoptions that were a bit shocking. The article is based from a State Department report (readable here) stating that Americans are adopting 72% fewer children internationally than they … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: Story of Malachi’s Healing

If you’ve stayed in contact with our family through this blog, Facebook, or in person you know that when we adopted Malachi he was very bowed legged. Ultimately he was diagnosed with Bilateral Blount’s Disease. He wore leg braces for … Continue reading

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Happy Family Day!

Today is the one year anniversary of Malachi joining our family. I cannot believe that it has been a year already. There has been so much change and growth in him and in our family. I’ve tried writing this post … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: Malachi is Iron Man

When we entered the adoption process, we chose the route of adopting a minor-correctable special needs program. When we adopted Malachi, we knew that he had a few minor medical conditions that were treated and are irrelevant after being in … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: Malachi Moves Up

It’s been a while since I’ve posted specifically on Malachi. We had a follow up appointment yesterday at CHOPS (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). Aside for waiting what seemed like forever to be seen- the appointment went great. I’ll give you … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: Settling In

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything about Malachi and how he is adjusting. Malachi has been in our lives for 8 weeks now and it has been the most joyous and, at the same time, the most difficult thing … Continue reading

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Home For a Week

We’ve been home from China with Malachi for a little over a week now. It has been a lot of fun being a family of five- especially in the comfort of our own home. Malachi has been making so many … Continue reading

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Following A Dream

On September 10th of this year I traveled to China with Andrea and Abbie (our 7 year old daughter) to fulfill a dream of providing a home for a child without a family. That child is Malachi, a 15 month … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: The Home Stretch

We are at the point where we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and begin to really think about returning home. Andrea completed the paperwork this afternoon for our consulate appointment on Monday. We should receive … Continue reading

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Some Random Thoughts While in China

We arrived in the city of Zhengzhou on Monday and it has been raining cats and dogs ever since. Which hasn’t made it real fun getting around the city! We were supposed to visit a few sites today, but they … Continue reading

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