Waiting Well


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The Wait

posted on May 28, 2013

When you embark on your adoption journey, I think you envision the end result more than the process – at least I did. But much of the process is waiting. Here are some posts with ideas on what to do…… Read More

A Long Wait

posted on January 3, 2012

When you embark on an adoption or foster care journey, you are going to experience some wait time. When my husband and I adopted our daughter from Vietnam, it seemed like there were many more low points than high points.…… Read More

Update on the Meeker Family’s Both Hands Project

posted on November 17, 2011

Bob & Amy Meeker, together with over a dozen family and friends, organized and led a Both Hands Project on Saturday, November 12, 2011.  This project was a unique type of fundraising effort to help the Meekers as they continue their journey to…… Read More

Loving with Open Arms and “Both Hands”

posted on November 9, 2011

Six years ago when Amy and I first met we talked a lot about our pasts and what we wanted for our future.  One of the many things that we shared in common was our desire to have a family. …… Read More

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Insights & Gifts Video Series

posted on April 30, 2011

Insight & Gifts is a 16 video series (developed in partnership between Empowered To Connect and TCU Institute of Child Development) containing seven insights and seven gifts that are highly relevant for those who are adopting or fostering children from hard…… Read More

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Respectful Adoption Language

posted on April 24, 2011

When it comes to adoption, the words we use and how we say things do matter. Read Speaking Positively: Using Respectful Adoption Language by Patricia Irwin Johnston for some great insight and helpful tips on how to talk positively about adoption,…… Read More

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While You Wait

posted on April 24, 2011

Adoptive Families Magazine has compiled some of its best articles and stories that answer the question: how can you best use the time while you wait? Check out their collection, While You Wait, to find resources and ideas to help…… Read More

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Making the Wait Worthwhile

posted on April 24, 2011

The waiting process is an important aspect of the adoption or foster care journey, and not simply because it is often a necessary phase that precedes welcoming your child home. The wait can actually be a tremendous time of learning…… Read More

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More Ideas to Help Make Your Wait Worthwile

posted on April 24, 2011

Here are some more great ideas to help you make the most of the time you spend waiting to welcome your child home. 1.  Begin to collect children’s books while you wait. Visit www.tapestrybooks.com to find a wide range of adoption…… Read More

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Adoption & Foster Care Blogging Tips

posted on April 24, 2011

Why Blog? Blogging can be a great way to keep friends and family in “the loop.”  For those who get pregnant all they have to do is tell folks they are pregnant.  No one asks how it happened and everyone…… Read More