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Enjoying Play with Your Kids

posted on July 5, 2021

My children have taught me how to be playful and carefree again. They've taught me how to enjoy what I enjoy and not take myself too seriously. They've re-opened a part of me that I didn't even know was accessible. They have shown me that play is not only fun and enjoyable; it's essential to our well-being. As I connect with my kids, I connect with the God of the Universe - who created us to play and rest and work and be with Him.… Read More

Loneliness in Foster Care & Adoption

posted on February 8, 2021

Fortunately, I didn't have any friends telling me how horrible I am and what poor choices I made (I have really amazing friends and family), but I did feel incredibly lonely and isolated in the middle of a really hard season. In The Bible Recap podcast about this portion of Scripture, Tara Leigh-Cobble said, "It's hard to feel alone in your pain. But it's even harder to feel unknown in your pain." So while I didn't experience the mockery that Job experienced from his friends, I did experience the aloneness and unknownness of suddenly raising a teenager and pre-teen who have experienced trauma in my late twenties as a first-time parent.… Read More

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Love Like Crazy

posted on May 13, 2019

Sometimes people look at our families, built through adoption, foster care, and kinship placements, and wonder why we would choose this path for our family. Our guest blogger, Chantel, shares with us the new path her family is on and…… Read More

Are You a Part of The Story?

posted on December 19, 2014

If you’re like me then this time of year is a time of reflection and gratitude for you. I was recently telling someone what an important part of our family Tapestry is and how grateful we are to be a…… Read More

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Becoming a Band-Aid Dad

posted on April 29, 2014

Recently I came across an Adoptive Families Magazine article entitled Band-Aid Mom. In the article, Wendy Flemons, an adoptive mom, asks this important question – “Can a Band-Aid do more than heal a physical wound?”  As simple as it may…… Read More

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Chatting With Your Kids About Adoption

posted on April 1, 2014

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

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Living the Dream [Re-post]

posted on January 20, 2014

Here is an article that Michael Monroe wrote a few years ago remembering the impact that Dr. King and others had on so many – including transracial families. We re-post it today in Dr. King’s honor. Yesterday morning my daughter…… Read More

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Finding Help & Hope for the Journey

posted on January 13, 2013

It began simply enough.  We had welcomed our son home less than a year earlier, and we were on our way home from a small gathering of adoptive families at a local church.  That evening was spent listening to a…… Read More

Why Christmas Stinks Sometimes

posted on December 6, 2012

This was originally posted on the Tapestry Blog 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…… Read More

A Brief History of Tapestry

posted on October 11, 2012

We are often asked questions about how Tapestry began. Here is a short video that gives you just a bit of the history — The video was created as part of a church-wide focus called Journey On — a celebration…… Read More


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