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Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” envy, jealousy, and rivalry

Chapter 2 of “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake is titled, “Envy, Jealousy, and Rivalry”.  Obviously Hannah from the bible had to have all these feelings.  In her time it was allowable for husbands to take another wife.  Imagine her pain when she was unable to conceive and so her husband married another woman who gave him multiple children. In our ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Adoption Tax Credit

Here are the “numbers” for the adoption tax credit.  Ask your tax planner about the implacations of this as it can make a huge difference in your ability to afford adoption.  This article from www.adoption.com gives an overview: Unless you make over $195,000 per year adjusted gross income, you are eligible for part or all of the U.S. Federal government ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope”

When we read chapter one of “Hannah’s Hope” it asked for us to define family.  What does that mean to you?  If you changed your definition would it be easier?  Or would you consider that not being true to yourself? When I was little I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up (and a Mom!).  When ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Open Adoption

Note:  Miracle Monday for this week will be posted later in the week. This is a small study but offers some statistics on Open Adoption: A study by Grotevant and McRoy, published in 1998, reported that 72 percent of adoptive parents were satisfied with their birth mothers and nearly all but one birth mother in the study were satisfied with their ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays 3

From the time you wake up this morning until you go to bed tonight this is what will happen: EVERY DAY IN AMERICA 16,438 women become pregnant 11,018 women give birth 4,780 women endure a pregnancy loss 8,219 women experience an unplanned pregnancy 1,172 women become pregnant while uninsured 5,479 couples begin to struggle with infertility issues (American Pregnancy Association) If you are ... Read More »

Miracle Mondays: “Hannah’s Hope”

Did you get a chance to read some of “Hannah’s Hope: Seeking God’s Heart in the Middle of Infertility, Miscarriage and Adoption Loss” by Jennifer Saake?  I read through the Introduction, Prologue (Her Story) and Chapter One.  You can preview these sections for free at the books website: http://www.hannahshopebook.com/hannahshope.html Today I will just discuss the Introduction and Prologue, next week we will ... Read More »

Miracle Mondays

On Mondays this summer I will be reviewing the book, “Hannah’s Hope: Seeking God’s Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage and Adoption Loss” by Jennifer Saake.  Pick up a copy and read along with me as we look at the struggles and triumphs Jennifer experienced.  Check out the website here.  We will review Chapter 1, next Monday. -Cindy Read More »

Financing Fridays

Fridays in June I am going to dedicate time to providing all the info you need on financing your next step.  Maybe it is infertility treatments, surrogacy, or adoption.  The costs are something you probably haven’t budgeted for but now must find a way to make it happen.  You can.  It will not be easy.  There is not “free” money ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Domestic Adoption

According to the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute the number of infants available for private domestic adoption is decreasing: “Number of Infants Available for Private Adoption Has Been Decreasing A variety of factors, including increased access to contraception, the legalization of abortion and changed social attitudes about unmarried parenting, have caused the number of white infants placed for adoption in the ... Read More »

Friday Wrap-Up

I saw an article about the demographics of babies being born in the U.S.  According to the Washington Post, “For the first time in U.S. history, most of the nation’s babies are members of minority groups, according to new census figures that signal the dawn of an era in which whites no longer will be in the majority.” This wasn’t surprising ... Read More »