Explaining embryo donation and adoption to young children can be hard. But Made With Love makes it easy by using an allegory every child can understand: baking cookies! A visual feast with the sweetest-ever rhyming storyline, donating and adopting families alike will eat up this heartwarming tale. Made With Love will help you relate the following truths (and […]
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your plans haven’t gone as expected when it comes to having children. Ours certainly didn’t. As you’ll learn if you read some of my earlier blog posts, my husband and I came to embryo adoption after finding out with the birth of our eldest son that we […]
Not too long ago during dinner I told my five-year-old bio son that the next day we were going to visit the family through whom God gave us Jake and Luke.
“Oh, you mean Jake and Luke’s ‘real’ family?” he said, innocently.
When I found out I was having twins, I thought breastfeeding was out the door. “Only super-crunchy supermamas can successfully breastfeed twins,” I thought. And now, here I am, more than 11 months in, breastfeeding my twin boys with frozen milk to spare. Let me be clear: I’m not a supermom. I’m not oily. I […]
My three children are very needy. The focus of this post is not to complain about them (they are a joy), but instead, to confess something about myself: Between working a full-time job from home, breastfeeding, changing poopy diapers/sheets/clothes, getting everyone dressed (except myself), making pb&js, doing laundry, giving baths (occasionally), making dinner, and picking […]
I sent the following message to Jake and Luke’s genetic parents this morning on a whim as the Spirit moved in my heart, and I thought it was worth sharing with everyone, not because I think it was great writing on my part (I’m sure I could have made it better had I taken more […]
I love how loved my babies are. Not only are we crazy about them, but their genetic family seems to be pretty keen on them too. Here are some pics from this past Saturday, when over hot dogs, hamburgers, and homemade ice cream we shared our precious boys with the man and woman who literally […]
A sincere plea to the creators of “embryo ash” jewelry from a mommy who adopted her twin babies as embryos
“O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) Jake Allen and Luke Andrew Williams are here and healthy as of March 2, 2017 at 10:02 and 10:04 a.m. … that my mouth may declare His praise. Instead of being trashed or donated to scientific research, Jake and Luke’s genetic […]
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the […]