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Living the Dream

posted on February 26, 2012

Yesterday morning my daughter awoke to the sound of me singing softly in her ear.  “I love your beautiful brown hair…I love your beautiful brown eyes…I love your beautiful brown skin…”  Not really a song, I suppose.  Just something sweet…… Read More

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Parenting in the Real World

posted on December 14, 2011

As adoptive and foster parents begin to learn about and practice the approach and strategies taught by Dr. Karyn Purvis in her book The Connected Child, many of them encounter various concerns, questions and even doubts.  After all, for many this…… Read More

Why Christmas Stinks Sometimes

posted on December 11, 2011

It was the third day in a row, or maybe the fourth. I don’t exactly recall. I do, however, vividly remember coming home from work and being met by my normally patient and long-suffering wife declaring in an overly frustrated…… 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

Expectations Matter

posted on October 18, 2011

When you are around Tapestry, you hear the word expectations thrown around a lot. I think I’ve been pretty confident that my expectations are right on, no problems here. Until my oldest daughter Elise started getting older and acquiring more…… Read More

Confessions of a Sorry Father

posted on September 1, 2011

I want to be a good father. I even like to think I work pretty hard at it – certainly much harder than I ever imagined I would. But despite my best intentions and in spite of all of my…… Read More

Seeing Birthmothers in a New Light

posted on June 26, 2011

Annie McClellan and her husband Scott serve on the Tapestry Leadership Team. They recently welcomed Maggie to their family in May. Maggie’s birth provided Annie with a new perspective on how God builds families. But the experience of childbirth also shed new…… Read More

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Chatting With Kids About Adoption

posted on June 24, 2011

I don’t talk with my kids about adoption. It’s not that I don’t think it is a good idea – it certainly is. It’s just that, even though all four of my children were adopted, they have no interest in…… Read More

Anything But Typical

posted on June 24, 2011

As an adoptive dad I’ve come to the place that I can easily acknowledge that all of my kids are a little different in some way or another. Different than what, you ask? I’m not entirely sure, but I know…… Read More