Archive for tag 'adoption'

The Gift of Open Adoption: Part Two

I love being able to share with others the story of Little Piñata’s open adoption. I think that open adoption can be a scary term for people considering adopting as it sometime implies “co-parenting.” However, that is definitely not the case! Open adoption just means that there is information shared between adoptive and biological parents. This [...]

A Shift.

When my husband and I found out we could not have biological children, we were devastated. It felt like the absolute worst thing we could ever hear and was a crushing blow to our identities. For years, since I was a child myself,  all I wanted was to be a mother and I ached to [...]

Our Ever Changing Family

Shortly after we adopted Isaiah, word got out that we’re good people who love kids, and we were approached by other birth moms who wanted to secure a safe and loving home to place their child in. We decided early on that we would never say no to a baby who needed a home, so we [...]


It’s not you, it’s me

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a month since I wrote here. It’s even harder to believe that we’re a whole month farther into our Family of Four… and still struggling to find our groove. Or maybe it’s that we’ve found our groove, but it’s not one I’m willing to accept quite yet. [...]

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We’ve Got a Secret…

Yes, we’ve got a secret to share… …it’s a really good one, too.

Updating a Domestic Home Study

Based on this previous post, I think it’s known that Mr. Piñata and I have been working to update our home study to adopt again! The home study process is what you go through to become an approved potential adoptive parent. I only know the “ins and outs” of domestic adoption, but from what I’ve heard [...]


Finally Four

We. Are. Four. Really, need I say more?! We. Are. Four… Together. Finally! We’re feeling every emotion under the sun as we navigate our new family dynamic. There’s joy and there’s sadness. There is hope and there is fear. And there is a lot excitement and uncertainty too. But overall… there is just a feeling of peace. [...]

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