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Welcome to my New Website!

“What do you write about?”  people ask. “I write about becoming a mom and being a mom.” I answer.  I want to give hope and compassion to those who are struggling with infertility and loss, but I also want to provide light-hearted encouragement to those who are now moms.  I have decided to combine my two blogs (Barren to Bonkers! ... Read More »

National Adoption Awareness Month: A Sweet Story

National Adoption Awareness Month: A Sweet Story

As part of National Adoption Awareness month the Today Show has been highlighting adoption stories. Read this sweet story of a couple from the Netherlands that adopts from the U.S.: Dutch Family Adopts Daughter from America -Cindy Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Adoption Loss

You’ve gotten the call. A birth mom has picked YOU! She met with you and your husband and she wants you to be her daughter’s adoptive parents. You can hardly believe it. You will be a mother after all. You’re aware of the risks but truly believe this will work out. You go shopping, register for baby gifts, you set up ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: The Russian Adoption Ban

In December/January the Russians put a ban on adoptions from Americans. The last two children who had been previously matched with American parents, were allowed to leave for America on April 2nd, so the ban has officially begun. What do you think the ramifications of this will be? Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 1

What if there was only one day a week you were allowed to take pregnancy tests?  Wednesdays for example.  What if people can only find out if they are pregnant on Wednesdays?  Same for adoption calls.  Birth mothers can only choose waiting parents on Wednesdays and the adoption counselors can only call on Wednesdays to let you know the picture of ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Foster-Adopt

What do you know about adopting foster kids? Have you considered it as an option for building your family? Do you have a program in your county that is specifically for couples that are interested in eventually adopting a baby from the foster care system? What are your concerns with foster adoption? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Sometimes it’s Just Hard

I know when I was waiting to adopt people would assure me that it would happen soon. Well, they didn’t know that. And what is “soon” to someone who has been waiting for years? They meant well and they just want to be encouraging but maybe sometimes what I wanted to hear was, “Wow, all this waiting must be very ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Vent Today, Free-Up Tomorrow

So how did you do last week? Did you try to postpone your worries until today? Was it harder than you thought? If you did hopefully you will be able to have a good discussion with your spouse today which will free you up tomorrow (Valentines Day) to focus on your relationship. To focus some time on just the two of ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: 6 Months from Now

One thing that was always comforting for me was to remember that God is working behind the scenes on my behalf.  All the time.  He is making things happen, allowing others to happen in my favor!  He is doing that for you too. Going through infertility feels like you have to make all these decisions and if you make the wrong ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Revisiting Past Decisions

Have you gone through a time that you have questioned past decisions?  Maybe you would have gotten pregnant without Clomid?  Maybe you should have tried IVF?  Maybe you should have looked into alternative medicine?  Maybe you should have looked at adoption earlier?  Maybe you should have used an egg donor? There are all kinds of “Maybes”.  The fact is you made ... Read More »