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Our Journey in the Adoption World

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As I’m starting this blog, I’m anxious to share so many of the things on my mind with you. Since our journey in the adoption world is such a big part of our lives, it’s only natural that we’ll talk about it here. I hope over time I’ll be able to answer the most common questions about how to adopt a child. I also hope to help even one person overcome the fear of adopting

Although I don’t consider us experts on adoption, with four adopted children, Rodney & I do at least have enough experience to talk knowledgeably about it and that’s what we’ll try to do here.

(We also have some hilarious stories. Oh how I hope to work those in!)

Our Journey in the Adoption World
The Blunt Kids, a week after bringing Bella home from China.

Putting a face on adoption.

I also hope to put a face on adoption and show that children are children, no matter where they were born. Every child wants to be part of a family. Every child deserves to be loved.

Our journey in the adoption world
Elijah was such a scared little one when we adopted him. He’s become quite adventurous!

Our kids are just like everyone else…they can be challenging at times (who isn’t?), but they are also fun and funny and smart and loving and have so much to offer this world!

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Sophia & Bella

I’m sure we’ll even talk disabilities at some point. Adopting a child who is considered “special needs” can be frightening. Rodney and I were scared when we committed to adopt Bella, but it’s just like anything else and the fear of the unknown is often worse than reality.

Hopefully, we can shed some light on that “unknown” and show it’s not nearly as frightening as our imaginations made it out to be.

Actually, I can’t wait to introduce you to Bella! Seriously, she’s a force to be reckoned with and has the biggest personality ever!

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Bella’s 6th Birthday

Rodney and I are so grateful we didn’t give into our fears. Truly, we can’t even imagine life without her in it. And disabled? Don’t even go there. There’s nothing that girl can’t do!

I hope you’ll come back often as we grow this section of our blog and talk about our journey in the adoption world. I also hope you’ll feel comfortable asking any questions you have if you’re considering adopting a child. You are welcome to comment on any post or email privately.

Hugs & Hearts,
Karee

I’m Karee—traveling and travel planning make my heart sing! Thanks for coming along for the ride with me here at OWJ. I’ll be sharing valuable info on how to travel like a Queen without a Royal Budget, how to take amazing trips using points and miles, and plenty more!

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