okay, i’m back

And it feels so good. I have decided that this is something I need to do for me, and for others. I noticed that my last post here was in January. Obviously, we have updated on the family blog regularly in that time, but it still feels like I have been gone from adoption blogging. Today, I am going to repost two of my recent rants from the family blog here. I feel like this space should be their permanent home.

Recently, as things have calmed to a lull around here, I have lit my own fire to seek out more Colombian specific adoption blogs, and other adoption blogs that deal with real day-to-day adoption issues. I want to always stay connected to our adoption process, and to those who fight the fertility fight. Blogging helps me keep that focus. Blogging allows me to share our story–I know the kids will appreciate it one day. Blogging, in some weird way, makes me be more honest about what really goes on around here. 🙂 Blogging affords me opportunities to talk about fertility, and our continued struggles.

I know there are things I can/should be doing to help our little ones continue to heal, but when things are running relatively smoothly it is difficult to make myself get moving on it. I know that blogging about it helps me stay motivated. I feel much more brave when I blog. I miss the honest and non-sugarcoated posts of my past. So, here we go!!!

 Oh, and after months (years at this point) of complaining/whining from our beloved friends and family, we have made it easier for you to comment. You do not have to register anymore–or remember your password.

You can thank me later. 🙂


  1. Yippee for me! Now I can at least leave comments on this one…and I even registered too! Your website doesnt like me. 🙂 Anyway, I am glad I got to see you for a few on Monday, Rach! Cant wait to read all about everything thats going on with the “new” adoption blog! Love you guys!

  2. THANK YOU Rachel! OR I guess Adam with the awesome computer skills. I have been dying to comment on your blog, just I am forgetful of my password. First! Many of my coworkers and friends ask me how you are doing because you have inspired many people. Working at a college, you have no idea the impact you have made from your humble story. Second, I can relate and I admire your honestly. I love that you say what sometimes what I am thinking. And Third, I miss you more than you can ever know but I feel so close to you and your family through your wonderful writings. You have always been an inspiration to me. Thank you

  3. Hi,
    I’ve been keeping up on your blog since Lisa Wilson passed your site on about a year ago. We adopted our first, Sivai, from Samoa nearly 5 years ago. It’s fun to see your family grow and thrive! Continued success!
    Bridgette Dotson

  4. Rachel’s back! Yea!

    Thank you for sharing your heart! You are able to verbalize it so eloquently, describing the struggles and feelings that one endures with infertility. Thank you! I read your posts, and think, “She would understand me!” I read your post, and I am comforted. I know that may sound weird… but it makes my experience not so painful when I know I’m not the only one out there experiencing these emotions, these sort of feelings…and I am OKAY!

    So, again, thanks! I appreciate you guys sharing your story with me and the rest of cyberworld!

    Wendi, AP to 3, Florencia’ CO; Jun 07

  5. Rachel!
    I’m so glad that you have decided to post here again. Its strange because I’ve been following your family since September,my husband and I are getting our dossier together to adopt una nina de Colombia between the ages of 3-6. The funny thing is that when my husband went into the bank to discuss adoption financing options a couple of weeks ago, he met with a banker named Josh – sorry but his last name escapes me (we live in Idaho Falls – if that helps you out), who said that he knew you guys and gave my husband your web address. My husband passed it along to me, and I was like “Oh yeah, I know all about them!” It was weird. But thanks for posting so honestly. It gives me a resource of what to expect, and also makes me feel like I’m sort of “touching” Colombia while we wait to find our daughter.

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