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I am a Christ loving, homeschooling mom who has a wonderful crazy life. I have a husband I passionately love and 11 incredible kids. Trying to live a healthy lifestyle and help others do the same.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Social workers

Having been foster parents in many states, we have gone through a lot of social workers. I always found it interesting that after knowing us only a few hours total they would write a report that would affect us forever. How do you explain to a practical stranger that," I know I have five kids under 9yrs old, but we feel called of God to do this.", and " not just one special needs child but two."
The questions like "How do you plan on homeschooling 7 children?" Isn't 7:1 a better teacher ratio than in the public schools or daycare?
Isn't it "better" to go into this completely informed and willing, than to have it be a surprise at birth and then have to figure it out?
I feel so encouraged when I read the Reece's Rainbow profiles of other families who have more kids than I do and they do adoption after adoption of these beautiful, deserving children. I have worked in orphanages before.
I know it will all be worth it when we hold our new babies. I know God will forever change us after walking through the orphanage.

Lord, forever change me....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bada bing bada boom

I can hear Joey from "Friends" in my head when I look at this picture, "How you doin..." or Robert Diniro," You want a piece of me?"

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Paper Chase

I can't decide which one I am more... Excited... or Terrified! We just recieved our first packet of dossier paperwork to fill out, get notarized, stamped, etc. I didn't think I was going to have to start breathing through a paper bag so early in the process, Holy Moly!! I guess I'm going to get to know the notary guy at the bank really well!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


I know when I tell friends we are fully committed, they must think one of two things.1) We should be committed (to a mental institution, that is) or, 2) Boy, that Rogers family really loves children.
Well, it definately is #2 (although I feel like #1 on somedays). Sometimes I think I really have a lot of work ahead of me, but most of the time I feel so blessed with my kids (and the ones to come) that I just can't wipe the smile off my face.

What an awesome adventure ahead.....

Monday, May 9, 2011

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It's Really Here

After a week of what seemed like none stop printing, we finally have all the paperwork together to commit to our 2 sweet babies. Now the real fun begins. I am fimilliar with how domestic adoptions work and all the paperwork, but this is our first international adoption. The crazy things that have to be done, like get a certified copy of your birth certificate, then have it notarized that it is a certified copy, THEN have it apostilled by the State to say it really is certified and notarized!
All the while, my wonderful children just smile as I mumble all day,"they need WHAT?"

So the adventure begins....