Love in Unexpected Places

“Adoption is hard.” “Adoption is trauma.” “Adoption is scary.” “Adoption is worth it.” “The KIDS are worth it.” You hear it all.  I am here to tell you, it’s all true.  The good, the bad, the ugly—it’s all true. The waiting, the failed placements, the “no” after “no” after “no”, feeling like you weren’t “good enough”, all of it can be just too much sometimes.  … Continue reading Love in Unexpected Places

Upon Finalization. Palmer Party of FOUR!

Today we went to the court as a legal family of three and walked out as a family of four! It feels so incredibly freeing to be DONE. Adoption is a long, hard process (as many of you know). Ours was definitely no exception. We waited almost five years for Logan and almost four years for Ruby. We had four failed placements and a horrible … Continue reading Upon Finalization. Palmer Party of FOUR!

Let Your Faith be Bigger than Your Fear

Changes. We experience so many in our lifetime.  Often we try to avoid them, but it is inevitable.  In order to grow, you have to change.  In order to find happiness where it is not, you have to change. I’m not going to say it is easy.  I’m not even going to try to sugar coat this into “you just do it”.  I’m okay with … Continue reading Let Your Faith be Bigger than Your Fear

I Hope this Doesn’t Offend You, but Your Daughter Looks Just Like Her Birth Mother

The other day, I posted this sweet picture of my beautiful baby girl to Facebook: Within minutes of posting the photo, someone messaged me stating, “I hope this doesn’t offend you, but your daughter looks JUST LIKE her birth mother.  She is beautiful”.  I smiled to myself and responded, “Of course it doesn’t offend me–she DOES!  Thank you!” It was presented to me by another … Continue reading I Hope this Doesn’t Offend You, but Your Daughter Looks Just Like Her Birth Mother

Name Change

Many of you may have noticed that we changed Ruby’s middle name.  We just weren’t in love with the way that her original name flowed, and when we called her by her name…it just didn’t seem to “fit” her.  So we dug.  We wanted to find something that still greatly honored her birth mother, my mother, Corey’s grandmother, and my best friend Alison (who passed … Continue reading Name Change