Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Monday, May 24, 2010

Inter-racial adoption

Mike and I are heading to Bismarck for the day, for an interracial adoption training. We get to share our stories of both Layne's and Gavin's adoption. It's so funny, though, as I don't feel like I have a mixed race family. I just feel like I have two kids with big brown eyes and black curly hair. I have two kids who bring great joy to our family and vice versa. Love is not a color.

We would appreciate prayers today as we do encourage others to adopt a child of mixed or of another race. I keep remembering Mike's words, when we were in Ethiopia last year, "They're just like any other kid. They want to play and have fun, feel loved and safe."
If you can provide that to a child, please don't let race hold you back. As Gavin said, "It really doesn't matter." (I'm sure he sometimes looks at me and thinks, WOW her skin is white).


  1. From one pastey mom to another.... We're becoming color-blind down here in WY. We're so lucky to have adopted our sweet girls. (I wish I had their skin color too) You have a gift in speaking to people about adoption. Thru you- God changes hearts. Keep it up, girl! You're making an eternal difference in many children!

  2. Hi Stacy,
    It was great to meet you today. I hope we can stay in touch and get our cool families together too. So cool that you homeschool too. my blog is
    I'll email you too.
    Chat with you soon