Jessi – Part 2

Jessi… continued… Being a nurse, Mary got Jessi all kinds of therapy- she seemed to have a great deal of sensory issues. Jessi received ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) therapy 4 days a week.  Every scene was extremely exaggerated, very emotional.  The ECI therapy and exercises helped tremendously.  Through time and Read more…

Jessi- Part 1

This is a continuation of “The Crouse Story”- if you don’t know how the Crouse story began.. please read “Alex.” The year was 2002 and Mary Crouse knew that while Alex was a truly blessing and as she puts it ‘the fantasy adoption’ (everything went perfectly) she knew she wanted Read more…

Podcast… December 2018

I was so honored to be asked to join a podcast for Seated2Serve.. see below: If you ever wondered how adoption positively impacts lives, then you will want to meet Janell Wyant, author of the website http://adopt2love.com. Our latest podcast can be found at http://bit.ly/2rur1j9.S

Alex… Part 2

The home studies were completed, the background checks- everything that needs to be completed to get through this process.  Once the paperwork was approved, they were on their way to Bulgaria to meet their son in September 1999. Alex was 20 months old and they were allowed to take him Read more…

Alex…part 1

The date was 2-15-2010 and a message pops up on my Facebook account.  “Hello, you don’t know me but do you mind if I ask you how you know Mina K.?  I responded.. “she was my interpreter when I adopted my son in Bulgaria.” Her reply…. “ours too.” Little did Read more…

Kelly.. Part 4

So, let’s fast forward a bit…. Barbara characterizes her daughter as extremely smart and independent.  She taught herself how to ride a bike and how to swim.  She was a 4.0 student and after high school graduation attended University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University where she earned Read more…

Kelly … Part 3

As mentioned Buddy stayed in El Salvador with their daughter while working.  So it was up to Barbara to complete the 26 documents needed to get her home.   All of the paperwork was sent to Barbara in Spanish.   Not speaking Spanish, Barbara solicited the help of Jeff’s (her oldest son) Read more…

Kelly…. Part 2

Kelly– continued… part 2.. In El Salvador at this time, women would come to the local hospital to have their babies and after giving birth, would leave the baby in the bed and leave the hospital.  There were 160 babies and 3 nurses in this hospital.  Once the babies were Read more…

Kelly- Part 1

On a lovely Saturday afternoon, I caught up with Barbara Bentley who is one of my mother’s longest friends in Texas.  I hadn’t seen Barbara in YEARS but had corresponded on Facebook.. she has taken an interest in this blog and I knew that her story had to be told.  Read more…

Anna #2

(Continued)….Anna in search for her forever family…. While in church one day.. she looked around… there were a TON of families in this church.  Surely ONE would provide her the stability of a home.  She wouldn’t take up much space, she wouldn’t cause any problems, she would help out around Read more…

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