“I am so grateful to share what I have learned and experienced over the last nine years in the ‘adoption world’ and guide you along the journey to your baby.”
I grew up in Utah and remember playing ‘adoption agency’ as a little girl. I had seen adoption around me growing up with friends and neighbors; so I think it was just a normal way for families to be built that way in my eyes. Fast forward about 20 years and I met my husband, David. We got married and wanted a family pretty quickly.
When we were not getting pregnant as soon as we had hoped, we pretty quickly turned to adoption. Six kids all adopted within 7 years, less hair on my husband’s head, and a few more wrinkles from no sleep in 8+ years…we proudly now have a loud backseat FULL of car seats.
There are never-ending amounts of toys and laundry all over our home, AND all the sticky fingers on my windows that I’ve always dreamed of having. I still wake up hearing kids downstairs and cannot believe that five beautiful women have allowed me the opportunity and privilege to be called ‘mama’ to the six greatest kids that grew in their bellies.
I’m so excited to share with you and guide you through what I have learned through my experiences with adoption. It will open the door for growth and stretch you in ways you did not know you possibly could, but if you hold on for the ride, it will be a beautiful
- I was diagnosed Celiac when I was 21. I had been sick all my life, so learning to change and eating strictly gluten free was truly a game changer for me! I can make a cake or cookies that none of my family can even tell is GF.
- We have adopted through three different agencies, used a facilitator and an adoption attorney, and had a private adoption with a full biological sibling.
I love essential oil scented silly putty, kinetic sand, and crocheting when I am anxious and need to chill out or get out of my head a little.
- I am 5’1 and my husband is 6’4. Our size difference is always funny in family pictures. Our 8-year old is almost eye to eye with me and has bigger feet than I do!
- We are also currently licensed foster parents through the state of Utah. We have had 3 foster kids so far all during the pandemic. We also mentored a refugee family from Tanzania for a year!
Armed with the right knowledge, this journey doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult.