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I've been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish next year. What will my word be.? What do I want to focus on?
I believe I am responsible for the happiness I feel in my life. 
I alone can choose to be happy or sad, annoyed or patient, gritty or insecure. 
I also know I have the power to change my home. To change how I parent. To show more patience and love. 
And I'm definitely struggling. 
This week has been incredibly hard as a parent. I feel like even little things are sending my impatience up the roof, and I am losing my cool a lot earlier and a lot quicker. 
Part of it, I think, is due to some hormone imbalance (that I'm keeping an eye on). But part of it, I think, is definitely my own unrealistic expectations and story I’m telling myself.
I've been doing good with changing my expectations with our finances and our circumstances, letting go of perfectionism with myself and the life I “envisioned”. But I haven't let go of those same expectations for my kids. My hopes for how I want them to behave to each other. For how well I want them to do in school. For how clean I want their rooms to be. For how quiet I want my house to be when the migraine starts pounding. 
How does one find a balance of establishing expectations and also leave room for individualism, growth, and unconditional love?
I hope to find out. 
Anyone want to join me?
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#noyellchallenge #parentinglove #imthatmom #safeparent #momguilt #happyparenting #happyparents #mommyandme #momlifebelike #momproblems #momlifeisthebestlife #parentingishard #2020goals #madeformore #calm_collected #calmness #bebetter #intentionalliving #momguiltisreal #icandothis #icandothis💪 #happyhome #happyfamily #happyfamilytime #familiesareforever #foreverfamily #familyiseverything #familyiseverything❤️

I've been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish next year. What will my word be.? What do I want to focus on?
I believe I am responsible for the happiness I feel in my life.
I alone can choose to be happy or sad, annoyed or patient, gritty or insecure.
I also know I have the power to change my home. To change how I parent. To show more patience and love.
And I'm definitely struggling.
This week has been incredibly hard as a parent. I feel like even little things are sending my impatience up the roof, and I am losing my cool a lot earlier and a lot quicker.
Part of it, I think, is due to some hormone imbalance (that I'm keeping an eye on). But part of it, I think, is definitely my own unrealistic expectations and story I’m telling myself.
I've been doing good with changing my expectations with our finances and our circumstances, letting go of perfectionism with myself and the life I “envisioned”. But I haven't let go of those same expectations for my kids. My hopes for how I want them to behave to each other. For how well I want them to do in school. For how clean I want their rooms to be. For how quiet I want my house to be when the migraine starts pounding.
How does one find a balance of establishing expectations and also leave room for individualism, growth, and unconditional love?
I hope to find out.
Anyone want to join me?
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#noyellchallenge #parentinglove #imthatmom #safeparent #momguilt #happyparenting #happyparents #mommyandme #momlifebelike #momproblems #momlifeisthebestlife #parentingishard #2020goals #madeformore #calm_collected #calmness #bebetter #intentionalliving #momguiltisreal #icandothis #icandothis💪 #happyhome #happyfamily #happyfamilytime #familiesareforever #foreverfamily #familyiseverything #familyiseverything❤️

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#Repost @milos_sanctuary
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Bear is busy making his holiday gift list and take to get something super special for Herman. He needs your help because he can’t decide what to get. What is your feline friends favorite holiday presents?

#milossanctuary #milosmiracles15years #hermanandbear #chcatsofinstagram #chcats #persephonesplace #wobblycat #goodboy #Christmaslist #presents #adoptdontshop #secondchances #spayandneuter #specialneedscats #catrescue #foreverhome #foreverfamily #unconditionallove #donationssavelifes #donationsneeded #donationsappreciated

#Repost @milos_sanctuary
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Bear is busy making his holiday gift list and take to get something super special for Herman. He needs your help because he can’t decide what to get. What is your feline friends favorite holiday presents?

#milossanctuary #milosmiracles15years #hermanandbear #chcatsofinstagram #chcats #persephonesplace #wobblycat #goodboy #Christmaslist #presents #adoptdontshop #secondchances #spayandneuter #specialneedscats #catrescue #foreverhome #foreverfamily #unconditionallove #donationssavelifes #donationsneeded #donationsappreciated

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#hopingtoadopt This cute couple is Jason and Holly from Pennsylvania.⁣
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“I’ve always had a great desire to have children. Our first goal was to have two children biologically and then adopt additional children as well. ⁣
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Jason has always had the desire to adopt children since he was adopted himself.  Jason wants to give a child the same great opportunities that his adoptive parents gave him. Jason has always been proud of the fact that he was adopted and thanked his adoptive parents for giving him a very blessed live.⁣
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We met when I (Holly) joined a bowling league and became a team mate on Jason's team.  It was sortly after that we started to date and we never looked back.⁣
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I was attracted to Jason's personality and smile. He always found a way to make me laugh and have a good time. Jason always enjoyed the fact that I was able to stay engaged during the conversation. Jason enjoyed my laugh and enjoyed the fact that my immediate family was fun and outgoing.⁣
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I feel that I am truly blessed knowing that I get to wake up every day next to the man I fell in love with.  True love is so hard to find and I am so glad that I found mine and I will be able to spend the rest of my life with him.⁣
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According to Jason, the best decision he has ever made in his life was to marry me.  Ever since we got married, he has enjoyed coming home from work to spend time with me, his wife. We are both very excited to adopt a child and start a new chapter in our marriage.”⁣
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We at ANLC are honored to build this family and honor + support their future child’s expectant mother. ❤️ #adoptionislove

#hopingtoadopt This cute couple is Jason and Holly from Pennsylvania.⁣

“I’ve always had a great desire to have children. Our first goal was to have two children biologically and then adopt additional children as well. ⁣

Jason has always had the desire to adopt children since he was adopted himself.  Jason wants to give a child the same great opportunities that his adoptive parents gave him. Jason has always been proud of the fact that he was adopted and thanked his adoptive parents for giving him a very blessed live.⁣

We met when I (Holly) joined a bowling league and became a team mate on Jason's team.  It was sortly after that we started to date and we never looked back.⁣

I was attracted to Jason's personality and smile. He always found a way to make me laugh and have a good time. Jason always enjoyed the fact that I was able to stay engaged during the conversation. Jason enjoyed my laugh and enjoyed the fact that my immediate family was fun and outgoing.⁣

I feel that I am truly blessed knowing that I get to wake up every day next to the man I fell in love with.  True love is so hard to find and I am so glad that I found mine and I will be able to spend the rest of my life with him.⁣

According to Jason, the best decision he has ever made in his life was to marry me.  Ever since we got married, he has enjoyed coming home from work to spend time with me, his wife. We are both very excited to adopt a child and start a new chapter in our marriage.”⁣
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We at ANLC are honored to build this family and honor + support their future child’s expectant mother. ❤️ #adoptionislove

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Menikmati kebersamaan dalam perahu yang sama.. seiring berjalannya waktu, perlahan aku harus merelakan mereka meninggalkan perahu, penuh harap semua pengalaman dan kebersamaan dalam perahu ini menjadi bekal untuk mereka berlayar sendiri.. #familytime #cherisheverymoment #foreverfamily #raisingboy #familyholiday #holidayseason #goldenretriever #swimmingdog #sailingdog

Menikmati kebersamaan dalam perahu yang sama.. seiring berjalannya waktu, perlahan aku harus merelakan mereka meninggalkan perahu, penuh harap semua pengalaman dan kebersamaan dalam perahu ini menjadi bekal untuk mereka berlayar sendiri.. #familytime #cherisheverymoment #foreverfamily #raisingboy #familyholiday #holidayseason #goldenretriever #swimmingdog #sailingdog

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#Poe ... the feline previously known as #Achoo ...chillin' with his new brother #Ghost

I'm so glad his new family sends me updates! I get to see him this week to deliver his Christmas presents! ...and yes, I got some for Ghost, too! #Duh ❤️👻🐱 #myheartishappy #bff #husky #bobtail #kitten #ourbaby #hisstamine #foreverfamily #awe #theyarethebestoffriends #interspeciesfriendship
#catdog #toocute #happiness

#Poe ... the feline previously known as #Achoo ...chillin' with his new brother #Ghost

I'm so glad his new family sends me updates! I get to see him this week to deliver his Christmas presents! ...and yes, I got some for Ghost, too! #Duh ❤️👻🐱 #myheartishappy #bff #husky #bobtail #kitten #ourbaby #hisstamine #foreverfamily #awe #theyarethebestoffriends #interspeciesfriendship
#catdog #toocute #happiness

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Jesus. #ineedJesus

Jesus. #ineedJesus

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Former foster Bubbles (now Minerva) (on the left) is loving life with her new kitty brothers and her fabulous forever mama! ❤️🐾 If you were following Bubbles’ journey you’ll remember she was part of a duo. Unfortunately, her sweet brother, (whom she was bonded to)passed away from panleukopenia. Bubbles was heartbroken and grieved for days. Look how happy she is her with her new brothers(she has 3 now!) ❤️ Swipe for a pic of Bubbles when I first started to foster her🐾 #bubbles #formerfosterupdate #fostersuccess #graytabby #tabbycat #minerva #tabby #fostercat #catlife #catlove #kittenlove #birdwatching #besties #myheartisfull #tabbytuesday #adoptionrocks #happkitty #foreverfamily #love #cat #instacat #bffs #catsofinstagram #instacute #fosteringsaveslives #cutecats #spayandneuter #instalove #growingup #fluffycat

Former foster Bubbles (now Minerva) (on the left) is loving life with her new kitty brothers and her fabulous forever mama! ❤️🐾 If you were following Bubbles’ journey you’ll remember she was part of a duo. Unfortunately, her sweet brother, (whom she was bonded to)passed away from panleukopenia. Bubbles was heartbroken and grieved for days. Look how happy she is her with her new brothers(she has 3 now!) ❤️ Swipe for a pic of Bubbles when I first started to foster her🐾 #bubbles #formerfosterupdate #fostersuccess #graytabby #tabbycat #minerva #tabby #fostercat #catlife #catlove #kittenlove #birdwatching #besties #myheartisfull #tabbytuesday #adoptionrocks #happkitty #foreverfamily #love #cat #instacat #bffs #catsofinstagram #instacute #fosteringsaveslives #cutecats #spayandneuter #instalove #growingup #fluffycat

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DYK | Sheila Boles is only the second player in UNCW Women’s basketball history who will have her jersey retired. On February 9th join us at halftime in celebrating a legend. #makingadifference #livinglegends #foreverfamily 🦅

DYK | Sheila Boles is only the second player in UNCW Women’s basketball history who will have her jersey retired. On February 9th join us at halftime in celebrating a legend. #makingadifference #livinglegends #foreverfamily 🦅

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This feeling is crazy , after 16 years of playing football , it’s so hard to believe that it’s over now. Football has been the love of my life. Thank you to everyone who has had an impact on my career , you know who you are, and I truly appreciate you. HUGE thank you to Del Val and everyone that was a part of this incredible journey the past 4 years. Met some of the realest and hardest working guys in my life that I’m forever grateful for. I was a part of something real special , something bigger than myself , and that’s all I ever wanted for my college career. It was, and always will be, ABOUT US! Gonna miss playing football more than I could ever explain , but I’m leaving the game with my head held high, a lot to be proud of, and no regrets. I am now ready and excited to take everything this sport has taught me into the real world and pursue a successful career. #AggiesForLife #3TimeMacChamps #ForeverFamily #HardWorkPaysOff #OneLove28

This feeling is crazy , after 16 years of playing football , it’s so hard to believe that it’s over now. Football has been the love of my life. Thank you to everyone who has had an impact on my career , you know who you are, and I truly appreciate you. HUGE thank you to Del Val and everyone that was a part of this incredible journey the past 4 years. Met some of the realest and hardest working guys in my life that I’m forever grateful for. I was a part of something real special , something bigger than myself , and that’s all I ever wanted for my college career. It was, and always will be, ABOUT US! Gonna miss playing football more than I could ever explain , but I’m leaving the game with my head held high, a lot to be proud of, and no regrets. I am now ready and excited to take everything this sport has taught me into the real world and pursue a successful career. #AggiesForLife #3TimeMacChamps #ForeverFamily #HardWorkPaysOff #OneLove28

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“Adoption is not a birthmother’s rejection...”

“Adoption is not a birthmother’s rejection...”

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Matt and Joe are thrilled to adopt again! “We are very excited to welcome your child into our family and hearts. We have so much love to share!" Learn more about Matt and Joe at http://www.canadaadopts.com/adoption-profiles/matt-and-joe/

Matt and Joe are thrilled to adopt again! “We are very excited to welcome your child into our family and hearts. We have so much love to share!" Learn more about Matt and Joe at http://www.canadaadopts.com/adoption-profiles/matt-and-joe/

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Stormy was surrendered to animal control in early November due to her owner being unable to provide the vet care she needed.  OLBH pulled her and had her transported to us, we thought she would be with us for awhile due to the horrible condition her skin was in.  Medicated baths daily, antibiotics (both Baytril & Amoxicillin), T8-Keto ear cleanser twice a day. We had lined up a forever foster home for this senior lady to go to BUT, the Lord had a different idea I guess ;) We received an application to adopt Stormy from Shelby who is a vet tech for Stormy's original vet!  Shelby had tried to get Stormy's original owner to give the dog up to her several times to no avail.  Stormy and her new mom Shelby are now together and Stormy will be able to receive all of the care she needs to get her back to healthy skin, ears and eyes.  Thanks so much Shelby for reaching out to us and adopting this sweet senior lady.
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#adopted #adoption #adopt #happilyeverafter #foreverfamily #foreverhome #furever #senior #seniordogsofinstagram #seniordogs#rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #adoptdontshop  #rescuedog #rescuepetsofinstagram#rescue #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedogs #cute #happy #smile #terrier #dog #dogsofinstagram #shihtzusofinstagram #shihtzu #dogsofinsta #shelterdog

Stormy was surrendered to animal control in early November due to her owner being unable to provide the vet care she needed. OLBH pulled her and had her transported to us, we thought she would be with us for awhile due to the horrible condition her skin was in. Medicated baths daily, antibiotics (both Baytril & Amoxicillin), T8-Keto ear cleanser twice a day. We had lined up a forever foster home for this senior lady to go to BUT, the Lord had a different idea I guess ;) We received an application to adopt Stormy from Shelby who is a vet tech for Stormy's original vet! Shelby had tried to get Stormy's original owner to give the dog up to her several times to no avail. Stormy and her new mom Shelby are now together and Stormy will be able to receive all of the care she needs to get her back to healthy skin, ears and eyes. Thanks so much Shelby for reaching out to us and adopting this sweet senior lady.
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#adopted #adoption #adopt #happilyeverafter #foreverfamily #foreverhome #furever #senior #seniordogsofinstagram #seniordogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #adoptdontshop #rescuedog #rescuepetsofinstagram #rescue #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedogs #cute #happy #smile #terrier #dog #dogsofinstagram #shihtzusofinstagram #shihtzu #dogsofinsta #shelterdog

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Happy Holiday Tails continue with #snarrnortheastalumni Stormy! This sweet girl has made her #foreverfamily so happy, and they said that adopting her was the best decision they ever made! If you’re ready to add a #snarrbaby to your family, please visit www.snarrnortheast.org today to see all of our incredible, adoptable doggies. For our amazing followers who have already adopted from us, please continue to DM us your holiday photos with your #furbabies to be featured in our month long series. Happy Tails, Stormy - we are sure Santa will be very good to you this year! #snarrnortheastrescue #holidayhappytails #homefortheholidays #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #rescuedogsofinstagram

Happy Holiday Tails continue with #snarrnortheastalumni Stormy! This sweet girl has made her #foreverfamily so happy, and they said that adopting her was the best decision they ever made! If you’re ready to add a #snarrbaby to your family, please visit www.snarrnortheast.org today to see all of our incredible, adoptable doggies. For our amazing followers who have already adopted from us, please continue to DM us your holiday photos with your #furbabies to be featured in our month long series. Happy Tails, Stormy - we are sure Santa will be very good to you this year! #snarrnortheastrescue #holidayhappytails #homefortheholidays #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #rescuedogsofinstagram

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We need your help to unlock a special gift for children in foster care! If Arms Wide Adoption Services can raise $20,000 by the end of 2019, a special donor will provide $10,000! $30,000 will provide the recruitment, preparation, and training needed for 12 families and save the lives of many children in foster care who have begun to give up hope. DONATE NOW! Link in bio.
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#AdoptionRocks #adoptivefamilies #adoptiveparents #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #hopingtoadopt #hopefuladoptiveparents #waitingforyou #waitingtoadopt #adoptiveprocess #hopetoadopt #adoptionisworthit #adoptivejourney #adoptionchangeslives #children #child #son #Families #Family #mother #Mom #Parents #Parenting #Fostercare #FosterChild #FosterChildren #FostercareAdoption #foreverFamily #donate #yearend

We need your help to unlock a special gift for children in foster care! If Arms Wide Adoption Services can raise $20,000 by the end of 2019, a special donor will provide $10,000! $30,000 will provide the recruitment, preparation, and training needed for 12 families and save the lives of many children in foster care who have begun to give up hope. DONATE NOW! Link in bio.
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#AdoptionRocks #adoptivefamilies #adoptiveparents #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #hopingtoadopt #hopefuladoptiveparents #waitingforyou #waitingtoadopt #adoptiveprocess #hopetoadopt #adoptionisworthit #adoptivejourney #adoptionchangeslives #children #child #son #Families #Family #mother #Mom #Parents #Parenting #Fostercare #FosterChild #FosterChildren #FostercareAdoption #foreverFamily #donate #yearend

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🎶 🎄 it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 🎵 ❤️ love these team bonding photos from the holiday parties for @sv_fiercefangs and @sv_cobrakai !! Whether inside the gym or outside the gym —- family is family is family and we love seeing them having fun and celebrating together 
Share your team holiday party photos and make sure to tag us and email to @svkatyphotos@gmail.com  #foreverfamily #svkaty #svtogether #fangsout #celebrate #allstarcheer

🎶 🎄 it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 🎵 ❤️ love these team bonding photos from the holiday parties for @sv_fiercefangs and @sv_cobrakai !! Whether inside the gym or outside the gym —- family is family is family and we love seeing them having fun and celebrating together
Share your team holiday party photos and make sure to tag us and email to @svkatyphotos@gmail.com #foreverfamily #svkaty #svtogether #fangsout #celebrate #allstarcheer

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Izzy, this delightful Doberman Pinscher from Branford, has found her loving forever home. Congratulations forever Family! 🎉🎉 🎉

#allpetsclub #foreverhome #APCbranford #dobermanpinscher #dobermanpinscherpuppy #puppies #responsiblepetownership 
#responsiblebreedersonly #supportresponsiblebreeders #reputablebreedersonly #NOtopuppymills 
#CTfamilybusiness #allpetsclubCT #APCfam #foreverfamily #petsarefamily #allpetsclubfamily 💜 “Bringing Families Closer Together for 30 Years” 🐾❤️🐾✨🐾❤️🐾✨🐾❤️🐾

Izzy, this delightful Doberman Pinscher from Branford, has found her loving forever home. Congratulations forever Family! 🎉🎉 🎉

#allpetsclub #foreverhome #APCbranford #dobermanpinscher #dobermanpinscherpuppy #puppies #responsiblepetownership
#responsiblebreedersonly #supportresponsiblebreeders #reputablebreedersonly #NOtopuppymills
#CTfamilybusiness #allpetsclubCT #APCfam #foreverfamily #petsarefamily #allpetsclubfamily 💜 “Bringing Families Closer Together for 30 Years” 🐾❤️🐾✨🐾❤️🐾✨🐾❤️🐾

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Meet Sierra! She is kind-hearted, joyful, and charming. Sierra is waiting for her forever family - maybe a family like yours! SHARE her reel on your story to help more MN kids like her find forever families! #realkidsreelhope . . . #reelhope #adoption #adopt #fostercare #fostertoadopt #fostering #fostermom #mn #zerokidswaiting #foreverfamily #family #familymatters #letsdothis

Meet Sierra! She is kind-hearted, joyful, and charming. Sierra is waiting for her forever family - maybe a family like yours! SHARE her reel on your story to help more MN kids like her find forever families! #realkidsreelhope . . . #reelhope #adoption #adopt #fostercare #fostertoadopt #fostering #fostermom #mn #zerokidswaiting #foreverfamily #family #familymatters #letsdothis

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Please join us in honoring and supporting the women that make adoption possible. These women are more than just birth mothers. Being a birth mother is a part of who they are but it doesn’t define them. ⁣⁣
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Meet Jessica.⁣⁣
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“Although I don’t regret placing my kids for adoption, I do miss them dearly and I think of them daily! I’m blessed and grateful for the choice I made because I could never give them the life they have and deserve. Knowing that, it makes me happy for them and their parents. Making this decision, it gave me the opportunity to grow as a person and has helped me think clearly of my future. I want to better my future for myself, and for my kids. ⁣
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Right now I am currently working part time and attending school to obtain my diploma. With high hopes and hard work, I will be able to graduate this year!⁣
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My future goal is to become a highway patrol officer for the state of California. Once I graduate and get my diploma, I can go straight into the academy; which I am also very excited for!⁣
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I’m passionate about makeup and special effect makeup, Fitness and health is another thing I love as well as braiding and coloring hair. I am also passionate about is making a difference in this world which is why I want to become a highway patrol officer. I also love to sew, blankets are my specialty.” - Jessica G. #morethanabirthmom

Please join us in honoring and supporting the women that make adoption possible. These women are more than just birth mothers. Being a birth mother is a part of who they are but it doesn’t define them. ⁣⁣
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Meet Jessica.⁣⁣

“Although I don’t regret placing my kids for adoption, I do miss them dearly and I think of them daily! I’m blessed and grateful for the choice I made because I could never give them the life they have and deserve. Knowing that, it makes me happy for them and their parents. Making this decision, it gave me the opportunity to grow as a person and has helped me think clearly of my future. I want to better my future for myself, and for my kids. ⁣

Right now I am currently working part time and attending school to obtain my diploma. With high hopes and hard work, I will be able to graduate this year!⁣

My future goal is to become a highway patrol officer for the state of California. Once I graduate and get my diploma, I can go straight into the academy; which I am also very excited for!⁣

I’m passionate about makeup and special effect makeup, Fitness and health is another thing I love as well as braiding and coloring hair. I am also passionate about is making a difference in this world which is why I want to become a highway patrol officer. I also love to sew, blankets are my specialty.” - Jessica G. #morethanabirthmom

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I am so proud of these guys!!!! They have accomplished so much and come so far since we first met 7 years ago. I wish them all the success in the world, and I hope they always remember they have a sister here in the US! ❤️ #brothersfromanothermother #foreverfamily

I am so proud of these guys!!!! They have accomplished so much and come so far since we first met 7 years ago. I wish them all the success in the world, and I hope they always remember they have a sister here in the US! ❤️ #brothersfromanothermother #foreverfamily

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Yes you are, sweet babe. 😘⁣
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Thankful for this beautiful weather today so I could go on a walk with my best girl. ☀️ Did my heart and soul some good!! And I think it did hers too! ♥️ #aliyahjoylove

Yes you are, sweet babe. 😘⁣
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Thankful for this beautiful weather today so I could go on a walk with my best girl. ☀️ Did my heart and soul some good!! And I think it did hers too! ♥️ #aliyahjoylove

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Someone is a) very tired and b) not talking to us...
We took the boys to Lapland UK today and Gus spent the day with Nanny who has a 6 month lab... Safe to say they wore her out and themselves. He hadn't noticed the fire isn't even on... Those pesky elves made a mess with the lapland invites.. Snow joke 😉🌨️❄️
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#labsofinstagram #labradorsofinstagram #labrador #foxred #foxredlab #foxredlabrador #foxredpuppy #teamfoxred #foreverhome #foreverfamily #moody #openfire #elfontheshelf #christmas #family #shattered

Someone is a) very tired and b) not talking to us...
We took the boys to Lapland UK today and Gus spent the day with Nanny who has a 6 month lab... Safe to say they wore her out and themselves. He hadn't noticed the fire isn't even on... Those pesky elves made a mess with the lapland invites.. Snow joke 😉🌨️❄️
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#labsofinstagram #labradorsofinstagram #labrador #foxred #foxredlab #foxredlabrador #foxredpuppy #teamfoxred #foreverhome #foreverfamily #moody #openfire #elfontheshelf #christmas #family #shattered

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One of the best ways to spend this holiday season is with your family. This was the first Thanksgiving in a long time that we all were able to be together. Time is the best gift you can give. 📸 cred. @isaburtonphotos .
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#foreverfamily #thanksgiving #holiday #momlife #home #myrealtormolly #howihome

One of the best ways to spend this holiday season is with your family. This was the first Thanksgiving in a long time that we all were able to be together. Time is the best gift you can give. 📸 cred. @isaburtonphotos .
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#foreverfamily #thanksgiving #holiday #momlife #home #myrealtormolly #howihome

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“We had a failed adoption through another agency after the birth of our son, but before we adopted our daughter. We were matched with a birth mother when she was 5 months along. Over the next four months we made multiple trips to where she lived - getting to know her, introducing our sons (who were both three), meeting her mother and going to doctor appointments. ⁣
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The day before she delivered, she changed her mind. We didn’t even know she delivered her baby boy as she stopped returning phone calls and texts a few days prior. Three days after she delivered we received the worst call you can get from an agency. We were heart broken. I can’t even begin to explain how much pain we were in. The loss, the hurt, the hopelessness we felt. After waiting for two years and being days away from meeting our son we were back to the starting point. There were days, weeks we could barely function, but we continued to move forward and went back to the waiting process. ⁣
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Three months later our daughter was born, and we were holding our sweet baby girl. I can’t tell you why we had to go through that much pain, but I wouldn’t change it. I wouldn’t change a thing as that led us to our baby girl, our daughter. The daughter that was meant to be part of our family. ⁣
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A few weeks after the disruption I reached out to the birth mother of our disrupted adoption to let her know we weren’t upset with her. I told her we were hurting, but we still supported and loved her. It provided therapy for both of us and helped us put that hurt behind us. We still exchange pictures to this day and in some odd way I feel we helped her be able to parent that baby boy and made a difference in their life.” - Lisa, an adoptive parent

“We had a failed adoption through another agency after the birth of our son, but before we adopted our daughter. We were matched with a birth mother when she was 5 months along. Over the next four months we made multiple trips to where she lived - getting to know her, introducing our sons (who were both three), meeting her mother and going to doctor appointments. ⁣

The day before she delivered, she changed her mind. We didn’t even know she delivered her baby boy as she stopped returning phone calls and texts a few days prior. Three days after she delivered we received the worst call you can get from an agency. We were heart broken. I can’t even begin to explain how much pain we were in. The loss, the hurt, the hopelessness we felt. After waiting for two years and being days away from meeting our son we were back to the starting point. There were days, weeks we could barely function, but we continued to move forward and went back to the waiting process. ⁣

Three months later our daughter was born, and we were holding our sweet baby girl. I can’t tell you why we had to go through that much pain, but I wouldn’t change it. I wouldn’t change a thing as that led us to our baby girl, our daughter. The daughter that was meant to be part of our family. ⁣

A few weeks after the disruption I reached out to the birth mother of our disrupted adoption to let her know we weren’t upset with her. I told her we were hurting, but we still supported and loved her. It provided therapy for both of us and helped us put that hurt behind us. We still exchange pictures to this day and in some odd way I feel we helped her be able to parent that baby boy and made a difference in their life.” - Lisa, an adoptive parent

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Rescue is the best

#Repost @roadogs
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Big love to @jackosbourne for choosing adoption and giving Danny Dazzler- aka Lord Flasheart - a fab home. Please show him some love ❤️
And of course, it’s always good to have another Brit in the Road Dogs fam 🤘🇬🇧 @roadogs @roadogsandrescuedogs #secondchances #adoptdontshop #spayandneutersaveslives #adoptingsaveslives #unconditionallove #foreverfamily #foreverhome #savealife #adogisforlife #bulldogrescue #rescuebulldogpuppies #englishbulldoglovers #rescuefrenchies #

Rescue is the best

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Big love to @jackosbourne for choosing adoption and giving Danny Dazzler- aka Lord Flasheart - a fab home. Please show him some love ❤️
And of course, it’s always good to have another Brit in the Road Dogs fam 🤘🇬🇧 @roadogs @roadogsandrescuedogs #secondchances #adoptdontshop #spayandneutersaveslives #adoptingsaveslives #unconditionallove #foreverfamily #foreverhome #savealife #adogisforlife #bulldogrescue #rescuebulldogpuppies #englishbulldoglovers #rescuefrenchies #

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#Repost @theoddcatsanctuary
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Odd Cat Of The Week 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Please Welcome Mickey 😻😻😻😻
Mickey is approximately 1 years old. Mickey was rescued by a Good Samaritan who had found him being abused by some neighborhood kids and saved him! He is now safe with The Odd Cat Sanctuary and we named him Mickey after his rescuer! He is a friendly boy who purrs when he gets attention & loves kisses from our volunteers, though he will also let you know his limits when he becomes overstimulated. He does not like to be confined to small areas so we are eager to find Mickey a furrever home where he can have plenty of room to explore. Mickey does ok with other mellow cats. We would also prefer Mickey's furrever home not have young children. Please share him so he can find his purrfect furever home! 
If interested in adopting Mickey please fill out an application: https://form.jotform.com/72626018790156

#Repost @theoddcatsanctuary
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Odd Cat Of The Week 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Please Welcome Mickey 😻😻😻😻
Mickey is approximately 1 years old. Mickey was rescued by a Good Samaritan who had found him being abused by some neighborhood kids and saved him! He is now safe with The Odd Cat Sanctuary and we named him Mickey after his rescuer! He is a friendly boy who purrs when he gets attention & loves kisses from our volunteers, though he will also let you know his limits when he becomes overstimulated. He does not like to be confined to small areas so we are eager to find Mickey a furrever home where he can have plenty of room to explore. Mickey does ok with other mellow cats. We would also prefer Mickey's furrever home not have young children. Please share him so he can find his purrfect furever home!
If interested in adopting Mickey please fill out an application: https://form.jotform.com/72626018790156

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#Repost @theoddcatsanctuary
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Apple 🍎 How perfect is she? Just mesmerized by this stunning girl! She had to have eye surgery to remove one of her eyes but she is feeling so much better now! We know someone out there is going to adore her! 🍏 #adoptme #rescueisthebestbreed #rescueismyfavoritebreed #secondchances #adoptdontshop #specialneedscats #adoptingsaveslives #catrescue #catsofinstagram #catadoptions #kittenrescue #kittensofinstagram #tnrsaveslives #trapnuterreturn #unconditionallove #foreverfamily #foreverhome #donationsmakethingshappen #donationssaveslives #donationsappreciated

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Apple 🍎 How perfect is she? Just mesmerized by this stunning girl! She had to have eye surgery to remove one of her eyes but she is feeling so much better now! We know someone out there is going to adore her! 🍏 #adoptme #rescueisthebestbreed #rescueismyfavoritebreed #secondchances #adoptdontshop #specialneedscats #adoptingsaveslives #catrescue #catsofinstagram #catadoptions #kittenrescue #kittensofinstagram #tnrsaveslives #trapnuterreturn #unconditionallove #foreverfamily #foreverhome #donationsmakethingshappen #donationssaveslives #donationsappreciated

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Took little monster Christmas shopping today. Thank you @smythstoys for making life so easy. Let him run wild and see what toys he grabbed. Hopefully gonna make his first Christmas with his forever family amazing 😄

#christmas #present #presents #christmaspresents #shopping #toys #gaydadsuk #lgbt #adoption #gaydads #parenting #twodads #gayparents #samesexparents #family #foreverfamily #love #dad #dads #daddy #daddies #2dads #gaydaddy #gayfamily #lgbtfamily #gay #gayuk #beingadad #gayswithkids #newdad

Took little monster Christmas shopping today. Thank you @smythstoys for making life so easy. Let him run wild and see what toys he grabbed. Hopefully gonna make his first Christmas with his forever family amazing 😄

#christmas #present #presents #christmaspresents #shopping #toys #gaydadsuk #lgbt #adoption #gaydads #parenting #twodads #gayparents #samesexparents #family #foreverfamily #love #dad #dads #daddy #daddies #2dads #gaydaddy #gayfamily #lgbtfamily #gay #gayuk #beingadad #gayswithkids #newdad

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LACIE ♥️ is in the houseeee! And she is all about the sweater weather 🥶!! She is a happy, spunky girl who is doing amazing in her foster home. 
LACIE ♥️ was born in September 2019 and the world 🌎 has not been the same since. There is more laughter, love, cuteness and cuddles with her existence. And she just so happens to be the most adorable Shepherd mix eva!! Just icing on the cake 🧁!! To make LACIE a part of your family please visit our website 💻 today!! And don’t forget to share the sweater wearing cuteness!!
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💎APPLY HERE: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org
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#rescuedogsrocknyc #rdrnyc #rescuedogs #rescuedogsrock #rescuedogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #puppy #puppylove #puppiesofinstagram #puppies #dogsofinstagram #dogs #newyorkcity #rdrnycthisiswhatwedo #adopt #love #weeklyfluff #instadog #dogsofnyc #nyc #savethemall #foreverfamily #rescued #sharingiscaring #share #pleaselike #puppiesmakemehappy
#rescueismyfavoritebreed #rdrnycpuppies @rescuedogsrocknyc @pupsrdrnyc

LACIE ♥️ is in the houseeee! And she is all about the sweater weather 🥶!! She is a happy, spunky girl who is doing amazing in her foster home.
LACIE ♥️ was born in September 2019 and the world 🌎 has not been the same since. There is more laughter, love, cuteness and cuddles with her existence. And she just so happens to be the most adorable Shepherd mix eva!! Just icing on the cake 🧁!! To make LACIE a part of your family please visit our website 💻 today!! And don’t forget to share the sweater wearing cuteness!!
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#rescuedogsrocknyc #rdrnyc #rescuedogs #rescuedogsrock #rescuedogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #puppy #puppylove #puppiesofinstagram #puppies #dogsofinstagram #dogs #newyorkcity #rdrnycthisiswhatwedo #adopt #love #weeklyfluff #instadog #dogsofnyc #nyc #savethemall #foreverfamily #rescued #sharingiscaring #share #pleaselike #puppiesmakemehappy
#rescueismyfavoritebreed #rdrnycpuppies @rescuedogsrocknyc @pupsrdrnyc

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Another part of rescue 
#Repost @standupforpitsfoundation
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JOY UPDATE

Sweet Joy went to the vet and will be getting surgery on Wednesday to remove all her tumors. Thank you again, thank Naja for reaching out to the @standupforpitsfoundation about Joy. After getting no responses or help, she stayed diligent and because she did, Joy is getting a chance at life. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share Joy and her story and for being so kind to Naja throughout the process. Thank you to @kaleycuoco who is covering all of Joy’s medical expenses in full and to @underdogalliance for taking Joy on. 
We look forward to seeing Joy completely healed and healthy and learning about who she is. One thing is for sure, her name fits her beautiful spirit. Hang in there sweet Joy!! We are all rooting for and loving you!

#standupforpits #Joy #endabuse #responsiblepetownership #dogsarefamily #secondchances #adoptdontshop #spayandneutersaveslives #adoptingsaveslives #specialneedsdogs #veterinarymedicine #veterinaryvisits #foodandshelter #donationsmakethedifference #donationsappreciated #donationsmakethingshappen #unconditionallove #foreverfamily #foreverhome

Another part of rescue
#Repost @standupforpitsfoundation
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JOY UPDATE

Sweet Joy went to the vet and will be getting surgery on Wednesday to remove all her tumors. Thank you again, thank Naja for reaching out to the @standupforpitsfoundation about Joy. After getting no responses or help, she stayed diligent and because she did, Joy is getting a chance at life. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share Joy and her story and for being so kind to Naja throughout the process. Thank you to @kaleycuoco who is covering all of Joy’s medical expenses in full and to @underdogalliance for taking Joy on.
We look forward to seeing Joy completely healed and healthy and learning about who she is. One thing is for sure, her name fits her beautiful spirit. Hang in there sweet Joy!! We are all rooting for and loving you!

#standupforpits #Joy #endabuse #responsiblepetownership #dogsarefamily #secondchances #adoptdontshop #spayandneutersaveslives #adoptingsaveslives #specialneedsdogs #veterinarymedicine #veterinaryvisits #foodandshelter #donationsmakethedifference #donationsappreciated #donationsmakethingshappen #unconditionallove #foreverfamily #foreverhome

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Awwww Louis! Sitting in the toy basket like a fluffy bear 🐻 Simone your little guy makes us melt. Thankyou so much for sharing your puppy pics with us. We simply love client updates 💙
#toycavoodle #happypup #happyhome #foreverfamily #verylovedpup #delight #whatacutie #cutestpup #cavoodlepuppy #cavoodlepup #whyyousocute #dailypup #cavoodleofmelbourne #cavoodlelove #cavoodledaily #dailydoseofcute #puppylove #cavoodle #designerpuppy #designerk9breeders #cutecavoodle #cavoodlesofaustralia #perfectpuppy

Awwww Louis! Sitting in the toy basket like a fluffy bear 🐻 Simone your little guy makes us melt. Thankyou so much for sharing your puppy pics with us. We simply love client updates 💙
#toycavoodle #happypup #happyhome #foreverfamily #verylovedpup #delight #whatacutie #cutestpup #cavoodlepuppy #cavoodlepup #whyyousocute #dailypup #cavoodleofmelbourne #cavoodlelove #cavoodledaily #dailydoseofcute #puppylove #cavoodle #designerpuppy #designerk9breeders #cutecavoodle #cavoodlesofaustralia #perfectpuppy

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Top foreverfamily photos & videos

I remember the moment the door opened and he walked across the threshold. I remember his dimples melting me. I knew it. I knew I would love him. I knew he was mine. But I dared not utter those words out loud. This is foster care after all. It had only been a few months before that we had sent our sweet foster daughter home to her momma. It was beautiful and redemptive. We wanted that for every kid that came into our home. But my heart knew it. My heart grieved it. I knew with any gain there would be immense loss. But in every loss and in every moment of sorrow there could be hope and healing. Yesterday we stood before the judge, like many other times before. But this day was different. This day the room was filled with love, thanksgiving, and celebration. This day I raised my right hand and under oath I gave my testimony that I thought being with us was in the best interest of this beautiful boy. The words slipped easily off my lips feeling free to say it out loud. The room rang with redemption. I knew being his mom would never be the easy or the comfortable choice. Even still he is mine. I will choose him everyday for the rest of time 🖤

We were so grateful to our friend @jordanmobley_  for being there to captured all the moments for us 📷

I remember the moment the door opened and he walked across the threshold. I remember his dimples melting me. I knew it. I knew I would love him. I knew he was mine. But I dared not utter those words out loud. This is foster care after all. It had only been a few months before that we had sent our sweet foster daughter home to her momma. It was beautiful and redemptive. We wanted that for every kid that came into our home. But my heart knew it. My heart grieved it. I knew with any gain there would be immense loss. But in every loss and in every moment of sorrow there could be hope and healing. Yesterday we stood before the judge, like many other times before. But this day was different. This day the room was filled with love, thanksgiving, and celebration. This day I raised my right hand and under oath I gave my testimony that I thought being with us was in the best interest of this beautiful boy. The words slipped easily off my lips feeling free to say it out loud. The room rang with redemption. I knew being his mom would never be the easy or the comfortable choice. Even still he is mine. I will choose him everyday for the rest of time 🖤

We were so grateful to our friend @jordanmobley_ for being there to captured all the moments for us 📷

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IT’S OFFICIAL!
We signed the paperwork today and Bo Bei is officially adopted into her forever family!! “An orphan no more!”
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#foreverfamily #adoption #adoptionjourney #gotchaday #chinaadoption #chinaadoptionrocks #mightymamasbyadoption #adoptionrocks #internationaladoption #internationalfamily #themannchens

IT’S OFFICIAL!
We signed the paperwork today and Bo Bei is officially adopted into her forever family!! “An orphan no more!”
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F O S T E R  L O V E  #ForeverFamily #Adoption #fostercare  #fosterlove

F O S T E R L O V E #ForeverFamily #Adoption #fostercare #fosterlove

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It’s always nice to share a #PUPDATE Of previous @fttfpitbull #pups Do y’all remember Dempsey?! He is happy and so #loved in his #foreverhome Thank you to @sgreenwa for #fostering this once mangy crusty boy and getting him healthy so his #foreverfamily could love him for his whole life ❤️ We love our #adopters and #happytails stories! @mom_to_4peachypits and @emitch1218

It’s always nice to share a #PUPDATE Of previous @fttfpitbull #pups Do y’all remember Dempsey?! He is happy and so #loved in his #foreverhome Thank you to @sgreenwa for #fostering this once mangy crusty boy and getting him healthy so his #foreverfamily could love him for his whole life ❤️ We love our #adopters and #happytails stories! @mom_to_4peachypits and @emitch1218

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Our first official family photo as a family of 7. This photo was taken right after the girls adoption 🥰  I’m feeling all the feels all over again 😊 It’s so freeing to be able to share my ENTIRE family after 2 1/2 years. It was hard not to post the amazing milestones our littlest ones accomplished. They have come sooo far. From delayed to advanced 😭🥰 Adoption has TRANSFORMED our lives. My heart is full and I am excited to experience all the up upcoming changes together 😉 .
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 #adoptionstory #adoptivefamily #fostercareadoption #christygior #giorfam #adopttogether #adoption #adoption.com #lovemadeourfamily #thisisus #foreverfamily #adoptionjourney #adopttogether #adoptionconnection #adoption #adopted #adoption.com

Our first official family photo as a family of 7. This photo was taken right after the girls adoption 🥰 I’m feeling all the feels all over again 😊 It’s so freeing to be able to share my ENTIRE family after 2 1/2 years. It was hard not to post the amazing milestones our littlest ones accomplished. They have come sooo far. From delayed to advanced 😭🥰 Adoption has TRANSFORMED our lives. My heart is full and I am excited to experience all the up upcoming changes together 😉 .
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#adoptionstory #adoptivefamily #fostercareadoption #christygior #giorfam #adopttogether #adoption #adoption.com #lovemadeourfamily #thisisus #foreverfamily #adoptionjourney #adopttogether #adoptionconnection #adoption #adopted #adoption.com

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My daughter just told me, “I wish I could live with you and my birth mom. I wish I could be with both of you, all of us together.” And if that’s not a representation of the beauty and brokenness, the gratitude and grief, the constant “both/and” of adoption, I don’t know what is.
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My daughter just told me, “I wish I could live with you and my birth mom. I wish I could be with both of you, all of us together.” And if that’s not a representation of the beauty and brokenness, the gratitude and grief, the constant “both/and” of adoption, I don’t know what is.

#adoption #adoptivemom #adoptivefamily #foreverfamily #fostercare #fosterthefamily #fosterthefamilyblog

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A 5-year-old boy in Michigan was so excited to be adopted into his forever family, he invited his entire kindergarten class to witness the hearing.
Michael Clark Jr. was one of 36 finalized adoptions as part of Kent County’s 23rd annual Adoption Day.
"We began the school year as a family," Clark's teacher said. "Family doesn't have to be DNA, because family is support and love." Full story in bio link. #foreverfamily #adoptionday

A 5-year-old boy in Michigan was so excited to be adopted into his forever family, he invited his entire kindergarten class to witness the hearing.
Michael Clark Jr. was one of 36 finalized adoptions as part of Kent County’s 23rd annual Adoption Day.
"We began the school year as a family," Clark's teacher said. "Family doesn't have to be DNA, because family is support and love." Full story in bio link. #foreverfamily #adoptionday

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I was so lucky to witness this little dude exiting fostercare into his #foreverfamily at #nationaladoptionday @massadopt 2019 #iamdonovan.  Please consider being a foster parent or adoptive parent/family.

#Boston #community #adoption #fostercare #fosteringsaveslives #inspirationbytito

I was so lucky to witness this little dude exiting fostercare into his #foreverfamily at #nationaladoptionday @massadopt 2019 #iamdonovan. Please consider being a foster parent or adoptive parent/family.

#Boston #community #adoption #fostercare #fosteringsaveslives #inspirationbytito

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