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To Moms Who Feel Like Failures

By Nikole / May 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

This winter was the hardest winter our family has experienced in the past six years. Having lost our income for several months to becoming unexpectedly pregnant to letting go of a lifelong dream as well as having my best friend be nearly killed by a drunk driver, I had hit a new low…

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On Letting Go… and Letting In

By Nikole / March 23, 2015 / 2 Comments

  Letting go…isn’t easy. It’s hard, it hurts, and sometimes it just plain ol’ sucks. Two and a half years ago, when I was pregnant with Eden, slowly but surely a passion began to grow in me… a passion that made me see the world differently. A passion that made…

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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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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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Why We're Adopting

By Nikole / August 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

I was in high school or college when I knew that I wanted to adopt. I was old enough at that point to think beyond school years and into the future of if/when I would be married and able to have children. And this decision was largely influenced by the…

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Garage Sale Success!

By Nikole / August 17, 2014 / 2 Comments

This weekend we had our *first* fundraising event for Baby M (as s/he will henceforth be known as;), and it was such a success! People from ALL over the Twin Cities donated clothing, toys, home decor, technology, antiques, baked goods and more to sell at our garage sale, and I…

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Let the (adoption!) process begin!

By Nikole / July 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

So it’s begun. We’ve decided we’re ready for baby #3, and we couldn’t be more excited! And part of what makes us so excited is that we are going to adopt this time around! This is something we talked about before we got married, but got caught up with the…

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For the weary and broken

By Nikole / April 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

I had written this for someone in particular, but felt that there are lots of us who could use these words. Read on sweet, broken Warrior. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Dear Sister who is in anguish, I know you have a tough decision ahead of you to make. I know your heart, mind…

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