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I am Adopted

I love when people give me that shocked look and say “Oh my gosh, you were adopted” My response is: Yes, I am??, with a confused look, (is it supposed to be a problem??) . It is not a disability, or a disease it’s a choice.  Of course, I can only speak about my experience…

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Our Child

“She grew in me and now she grows with you. This child is our child.” When I placed my baby for adoption, it was hard to believe that I could be a part of this little girl’s story; that I would matter in her life. I knew that I wanted to choose life, but I also knew…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 6 of 7)

The best day ever!   When I arrived in Florida on Thursday, I was greeted by Nidia Sica.  What a lovely face to be greeted by!  Nidia accompanied me to the hospital where our birth mom was and I got to meet and hang out with her for several hours.  Justin arrived the next morning,…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 5 of 7)

Charissa shares what it was like when they got the news of their second match! What an incredibly joyful yet scary moment! THE match: a whirlwind Hours before I received THE call in the afternoon of October 22, 2015, I had decided and come to peace with the fact that I would not be a…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 4 of 7)

The time after a match that falls through seems dark and heavy. Charissa and her family walked through this time and want to share it with you!   Part 4: After the failed match   Waiting after the failed match was extremely difficult!  However, the staff at Adoption by Shepherds Care were amazing to us. …

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They’re Here! The Work Isn’t Done!

Angie, Cony, Duvan, Daniel, and Santiago are HERE! You’ve helped us bring these kids to South Florida but the work is not done yet! YOU can still help them find their forever families! Attend one of our events or pass on the event information to a friend! Time is ticking for this children. Imagine if all…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 3 of 7)

Part 3: A match   We received a match on June 3, 2015 for a precious baby boy that was due to be born on July 22, 2015.  That day was a day of total adrenaline.  I was laying in bed when I got the call.  I answered the phone and heard “we have a…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 2 of 7)

We applied to Adoption by Shepherd care in October of 2013.  From there we were put on the waiting list.  This is kind of where you stay for a few months until you become actively waiting.  ‘Actively waiting’ means that your profile can be shown to prospective birthmothers.  We started to actively wait on January…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 1 of 7)

Charissa, an adoptive parent, wrote this beautiful blog post outlining her family’s story to the finalized adoption of their sweet son, Jonah. Part 1: The calling to adoption “Throughout our adoption journey, I always found great comfort in talking to or hearing adoption stories.  So I want to put our story out there to encourage…

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Fundraising for the Colombia Hosting Program!

Maybe you can’t host this Summer, but YOU still can make a difference. Healing Hands of Hope Colombia has raised $7,500 to help offset the costs for our Colombia Hosting Program, but they aren’t done yet! Would you donate to help bring these kiddos over? You can follow the instructions in the letter to the…

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