Legacy of an Adopted Child

"Once there were two women, who barely knew each other. One is in your heart forever, the other you'll call mother. Two different lives, shaped to make yours one. One became your guiding star, the other became your sun. The first gave you life, and the second taught you how to live it. The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it. One gave you nationality, the other gave you a name. One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim. One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears. One gave you a family, it was what God intended for her to do. The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you. And now you ask me, through your tears, the age old question through the years. Heredity or environment....which are you a product of? Neither my darling...neither, just two different kinds of love". - Unknown

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Hi everyone...it's been awhile since our first blog, but that is because we have been busy getting the first step of the process complete - THE GLADNEY INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION APPLICATION. Talk about paperwork...but we know that this will probably be the easiest application of all of them! We had to get copies of birth certificates, marriage certificates, employment verification letters, physicals, Maggie's vaccination records, pictures and floor plan of our house, pictures of us, pictures of our family, references, insurance verification, forms notarized, fill out their application and contract and of course send them our deposit, committing to work with Gladney during this process. So, all of that is done.....YEAH :) Next step, the Home Study. So, nothing too exciting to share with you now, but we just wanted to keep everyone updated on what is going on. We want to thank all of you for your words of encouragement, prayer and support. We appreciate it now, at the early stages, and know it will be appreciated more as we continue to get closer to our child. We'll be in touch. Love to everyone!