Little did they know that through all those tears and years of struggling to start a family, Tripp and Evalynn were frozen… just waiting to be adopted.
I’ve thought a a lot about why these stories have impacted me so deeply and apart from seeing certain similarities in our own ‘unexpected parenting journey‘ and wanting to be best friends with every single one of these families, I believe these are three real reasons...
Two weeks after sharing our Adoption Story on CCFM radio another talk show host asked to interview me on our Embryo Adoption story. So here it is - my journey to experiencing pregnancy and carrying my absolutely gorgeous (adopted) son into the world. YES, you read that right! Today we have two beautiful children and never in my wildest dreams … Continue reading On Radio: “Embryo Adoption Story”
I was recently approached to share our Adoption story live on radio. Once I managed to get around the unforgiving LIVE part and a tendency to hug my words with 'ums', I was actually super excited! Turns out I was streamed live on facebook as well but I decided to stick to my 'face for radio' debut instead 🙂 It … Continue reading On Radio: “Adoption story of hope”
I constantly have my antenna poised for opportunities to chat to my children about adoption. My son is still too young to understand but he's party to the lingo and conversations that I have with my daughter. Thankfully I rarely need to cold call bring it up as I find everyday chats have made way for me to weave their … Continue reading Books on Embryo Adoption
In September 2010, I was asked to speak at a conference in front of 600 women. Gulp! I said yes, NOT FOR THE LOVE OF PUBLIC SPEAKING AT ALL!! Bright lights & early mornings are not my comfort zone, but something resounded in me and I just knew that this was absolutely what I had to … Continue reading Finding spring in winter
I have been thinking A LOT about my pregnancy. Probably because it's been 9 swell months since my baby left my body and arrived in my arms. This may sound like an ordinary, perhaps even time worn phrase, but for us the journey to our boy was so unexpected.... and mind blowingly miraculous. It was a 'here' that I hadn't … Continue reading A reality pregnancy
I don't know what it is about writing, but somehow getting the proverbial pen to paper, really helps to interpret my feelings into human. I love nitpicking thro beliefs, concepts and thoughts in my head and unravelling them into the written word. As well as finding my bearings in God's-eye-view. At the moment, I have so many thoughts bulging at the … Continue reading writing is like breathing
I am not sure that I have felt such an overwhelming bounty of feelings at any other one point in my life, as i do now! Oh the paradoxes in parenting! It's 11:10pm, my husband is deep in Africa for work and my children are deep in dreamland. Everything seems to have right sized itself after a … Continue reading Concoctions of parenting
On the 22nd January 2014, I ‘stumbled’ across a podcast called 'The Miracle of Snowflake Adoption' by James Dobson. He was explaining how he had played a role in the first ever Embryo adoption. My ears and heart were completely flooded for a moment. This meant TWO SIGNIFICANT things….. firstly that I might actually be able to carry and give … Continue reading Finding our snowflake baby