Confessions of an Adoptive Mom

from a Biblical worldview

Welcome

Carolyn & Adalai


I have been a follower a Christ for 35 years, a wife for 18 years and a mom for the past 10 years. I love to share my experiences – both the struggles and the triumphs – in the hope that what I have gone through may be an encouragement to someone else. I am a firm believer that God can use me regardless (and in spite) of my weaknesses. He has allowed me to endure infertility (to see more about my journey, please visit afertileheart.com). He has given my husband and I an amazing gift in our daughter whom we were blessed to be able to adopt when she was only 4 weeks old. He has given me a story to share and the heart to do so.

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Blog Posts

  • Sep25Mon

    The Inevitable Questions

    September 25, 2017
    Children are full of questions from the moment they can utter sound. From the pointed grunts to the full sentences, the inquisitive minds of the young never cease to quiet. Why is the sky blue? When is dinner? Can I have a snack? Are we there yet?? The questioning seems to go on and on.
  • Aug22Tue

    What Not to Say to Adoptive Parents

    August 22, 2017
    As an adoptive parent, I have heard so many unintentionally ignorant things. I am sure that, given some extra thought and care, many of the questions that have come off of people’s lips would have been rephrased if given the chance. I understand that not everyone adopts or has a heart to adopt so there will be questions. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the questions. I love sharing our adoption story. 
  • Jul27Thu

    The Courage to Not Discourage

    July 27, 2017
    Parenting is a difficult yet rewarding venture. There are days when I would prefer to lock myself in a room far away from reality just to be alone with no responsibilities. There are also many other days when I celebrate the pure joy it is to have a daughter in our home. Most days, I feel nearer to the middle of that spectrum.
  • Jul16Sun

    The Fraudulent Card Carrier

    July 16, 2017

    I am an adoptive mom. I love that God chose this role for me. He allowed me to struggle and strive for years while we fought an unsuccessful battle with infertility all because He had this blessing planned for us. Ten years ago this fall, a teeny, tiny baby girl was placed in my arms and an invisible card with my new title – Mom – was issued. After years of it being my sole desire, my dreams had come to fruition and I was finally a mom!