Adoption

Developing A God-Centered Identity For Every Season

Developing A God-Centered Identity For Every Season

Identity. It’s something that evolves throughout one’s life. Some days I stand in my identity as freely and confidently as I breathe. Other times, it feels like I’m running through sand — slowly sinking with each step. Life moves in an ebb and flow. In […]

4 Tips To Talk To Your Children About Adoption

4 Tips To Talk To Your Children About Adoption

Downs Ups & Teacups is about empowerment through storytelling. One group of people I hope to empower is adoptive families. “Mommy, tell me about when I was born. Why couldn’t my parents take care of me?” This question was asked by my almost five-year-old in an […]

Adoption Fundraising Update: The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Adoption Fundraising Update: The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

I’ve been awake since 4 a.m. fighting what I felt in my gut I needed to write. So, of course, instead of just following my intuition, I gave God until 5 a.m. and said, “If I don’t fall back asleep by 5, I’ll write it.” […]

Help Us To Simply Love

Help Us To Simply Love

Some of you probably saw this post coming. If you follow this site closely, you will have seen that my family is currently on another adoption journey. We are eager, nervous, fearful, yet confident. And a huge part of the nerves and fear are directly […]

Adoption Attachment

Adoption Attachment

Growing up, I had preconceived ideas of adoption. One of these ideas originated from the well-known and loved movie, Annie. Annie was an orphan chosen to spend time with a billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, and through her adventure, she ends up finding her forever home. The […]



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