Mar 27, 2015
Image by Maggie of Sandy Toes Photography Charlotte Anais is 5 years and 9 months old.  She can read beginning chapter books in French and English.  She loves riding her bike, skateboarding, climbing trees, and listening to music and audio books.  →MORE...

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Jul 30, 2014
Someone very close to us announced her pregnancy this past winter.  Her favorite flowers are sunflowers, so I planted 1500 square feet of sunflowers in the garden as a baby shower surprise.  Charlotte helped me select the seeds (we planted 17 →MORE...

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A couple weeks ago, Charlotte concluded her second year at the French preschool nearby.  It was bittersweet. On the one hand, I remember the day we dropped her off at preschool for the very first time.  I was enormously pregnant with →MORE...

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Jun 03, 2014
I am looking at her, taking her in, and I am absolutely blown away.  My head spins thinking about the myriad of ways in which I am unworthy.  But the road I traveled brought me to her.  To her beautiful hair.  →MORE...

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About a week after our foster daughter – let’s call her Polliwog for the sake of expediency – arrived in our home, I met one of her relatives.  Until that fateful moment I had always operated under a rather misguided belief →MORE...

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