Adoption Home Study #4 and 5

Kevin and I drove up to Birmingham this afternoon.


We’ve got our last two home study interviews at the Lifeline office here tomorrow morning, and then we’ll be attending a 2-day Lifeline-sponsored seminar called Crossings.

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Crossings was created “to prepare and equip families for the joys and challenges that come with the journey of international adoption“. Some of the topics they’re going to cover with us are: understanding development, behavioral effects of trauma, neurochemistry changes, sensory processing disorder, parent attachment styles, behavioral changes, and healthy attachment.

We’re looking forward to soaking it all up, and we’re feeling very grateful about the chance to spend time with folks that are also in the process of adopting through a special needs program, as well as some people who have already gone through the adoption process.

I’ll be back soon with an update about how it all went, and in the meantime, I thought I’d share a fun adoption video we found online. (Email subscribers and Google Readers, you’ll need to pop over to our blog to watch!)

What an inspiring bunch!

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  1. Melissa says

    Have they told you about the International Adoption Clinic at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham? It’s top notch. Good luck!

  2. says

    They just showed that video in church a few weeks ago! Made me tear up :)
    Love reading your blog and praying that the next couple days are an incredible blessing for you as you prepare your hearts for your Addition !! :)

  3. mom says

    good thing i watched that video at the BEGINNING of my lunch break, so i can recover before all the ladies come back – so TOUCHING!!
    love you, and what you are doing!

    • Layla says

      Good thing there’s no one sitting around me right now. 😉 #HappyTears #LoveYouToo XO

  4. Melody says

    As an adoptee and a nurse working with neonates in an ICU (who occasionally have life long challenges), it warned my heart to watch this video. Bless you for entering the world of adoption with open minds and hearts. I wish you the best on your amazing journey!

  5. says

    Do you have any advice a couple starting this process? My husband and I are looking to start the Foster adoption process and the Home study is freaking me out and the doctor visit. We are pretty healthy except for me being overweight (which Im working on). Thank you for blogging this journey its very inspirational.