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Adoption

When Grief and Love Collide

By Nikole / March 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Whiplash and grief. These two words were given to me by my therapist on my visit to her office last Spring after I shared with her all that went down in my life the previous two years. These two words accurately described those tumultuous years. When I first arrived at my therapist’s office, I felt…

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My Unexpected Healer

By Nikole / September 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

As you all know, it’s been a couple crazy years for us. We’ve experienced job insecurity, financial loss, broken relationships, adoption delay, and an unexpected third child – and that’s just in our personal lives. Add to this the ongoing injustices done to black, brown, queer, and/or female bodies in…

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Adoption Update

By Nikole / August 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

Whether I’m ready or not, our baby is turning one next month – one! And I am so in love with him. It’s been a bumpy ride in the Mitchell household the past couple years, my last pregnancy notwithstanding. Judah went from being an unwanted baby* to a baby who…

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Celebrating Our Unexpected Gift

By Nikole / November 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

Friends, we are 5 weeks into postpartum, and while my brain is fried from sleep deprivation, my heart is so very full. Holding sweet Judah in my arms has changed so many things for me. Before he was born, I was nervous I wouldn’t feel bonded to him. I was afraid…

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A BitterSweet Announcement

By Nikole / February 16, 2015 / 8 Comments

January was one of the hardest months we’ve had in a long time. In fact, the other night John and I were talking about how January was the hardest month of our marriage. And in that conversation John said, “I actually think we’re entering a really hard season… it’s not…

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Autobiography – Complete!

By Nikole / January 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

We finally did it you guys! We finished all 159 questions on our Parent Autobiography with it ending up as a 43-paged paper! I just now emailed it to our awesome social worker, and it feels SO good to be done with that. Can’t wait yet kind of nervous to see…

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To Our Unborn Black Baby

By Nikole / November 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

As we wrestle with the hurt and confusion and injustice at the loss of unarmed black lives around the U.S., I noticed a major shift in how I viewed these recent losses. As many of you know, we are in the process of adopting, but only few know that we…

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Overwhelmed yet Thankful

By Nikole / November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Our Dear Friends, There’s (many) a reason why I’ve been absent from the blog, but it’s NOT because I’ve forgotten about you all! I constantly tell myself I need to sit down and update you all on our adoption journey, but finding the time has been nearly impossible (and no,…

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Come To Our Silent Auction!

By Nikole / October 6, 2014 / 0 Comments

    Sunday is the BIG day, you guys! We are having our Silent Auction for Adoption at our dear friends’ home in Little Canada. And we are so excited about all that’s been donated! People and local businesses have stepped up and have truly made this a community event. We…

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The Power of (Social Media) Community

By Nikole / September 23, 2014 / 4 Comments

Okay, Social Media, we’re turning to you! 🙂 Though some people may be cynical about the value of social media, we believe much good and beauty can come as a result of people coming together online for a cause! As many of you know, we are currently in the process of…

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