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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The Gift of Vulnerability / Preggo Update (11 weeks)

By Nikole / February 26, 2015 / 4 Comments

Wow, people… we have been truly amazed at all the love and support you guys have shown us in the past two weeks. In the weeks leading up to our big announcement, I was bursting to tell everyone and yet felt I couldn’t because I was afraid I would say…

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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 asĀ 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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The Power of (Social Media) Community

By Nikole / September 23, 2014 / 4 Comments

Okay, Social Media, we’re turning to you! šŸ™‚ Though someĀ 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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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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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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