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Monday, October 19, 2009

Say Hi!

Thank you so much for your comments! I love "meeting" all of you - and reconnecting with those I know already. :) I am posting new entries below this one but keeping this at the top of my blog for a bit longer in case anyone else stops by!
I interrupt my journal postings to say that I was amazed to realize that since my return from Haiti this little blog has been receiving over 130 visits a day. I don't think this necessarily means 130 separate people visit each day, and it may not be much to a big-name blogger, but it is rather a lot for me! :)

I would very much like to know who is stopping by, and I would especially love to know if you have an adoption story of your own. Please take a minute to say hi!



Anonymous said...

I'll be the first to say HI. I am a singel mom to 2 beautiful girls born in Haiti. Even though my girls have been home for a while (5 years and 2 years) I still love reading about other people's adoption experiences. I will be praying that your boys are home soon.
Sharon from Canada

Anonymous said...

Hi, Stephanie (and company)

You know I check in all the time! :-) Enjoying all the pics and updates!

Praying as promised!

with love,
heather marie

Sheila said...


I'm a single mum from Amsterdam Holland. Waiting for my little haitian girl named Lynn to come home.
I have a blog but it's written in dutch. But I'll post the adress anyway
I wish you all the best adopting your 2 little boys!
Sheila from Holland

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I am a single mother to a 6 year old boy and 5 year old girl adopted from Russia. For years I have looked into adopting from Haiti. The wait is crazy! I also feel a strong draw to Haiti and wonder if God is calling me there. We will see! WE pray for you daily!


Andrea Eldred said...

Hi Steph,
Glad you are back so we can hear about your trip, but knowing that means you are away from some of your kids. Hope all are under one roof soon!

Terri Fisher said...

This is your sis in PA...I check once or twice a day, as you know! Praying my nephews home!

Renee said...

Hey Steph...I check in daily, too!

Hugs, Renee

stephanie said...

Hi! You know me
I have four from Haiti. I love reading your posts and seeing pictures.

Amanda said...

a daily reader, of course :~) praying for you in the weeks ahead...

sheri wiebe said...

I check your blog frequently! We have a little girl in Haiti, Julie,2. We are longing for the day we can bring her home. And I'm waiting to here your boys are home!
We have a dairy and cheesemaking operation and 3 bio. children.
-Sheri (

sheri wiebe said...

I check your blog frequently! We have a little girl in Haiti, Julie,2. We are longing for the day we can bring her home. And I'm waiting to here your boys are home!
We have a dairy and cheesemaking operation and 3 bio. children.
-Sheri (

cecilia said...

Hola Stephanie, sigo atentamente los detalles de tu blog, me encanta saber como sigue esta hermosa historia y cada noticia que venga de los compañeros de mi hijita, de ese trío de los "bebés grandes de Lawanna".
Un abrazo

Joe and Jill Wilkins said...

Hi Stephanie...
You know me too. :-) I have your site linked to my site and always check things out when I see you have been updating with new thoughts.

I am along-side you in your journey, as I know you are in mine!


Stacey said...

Hi Stephanie,
It's me your friend. I check your blog daily to see how things are going for you and your family. I know the emotions that you are feeling because I have adopted 2 children from Russia. An international adoption has alot of emotions because things are much different there then here. You are waiting on their government. Things can change at a minute notice.
I also read your blog so that I know how to pray for you guys. I also get on your blog just for encouragement.
Praying that those little boys come home soon.
Love ya,

Becky said...

Hi! I try to check on your blog at least once a day. We aren't adopting, but I know Pedro from college.

Shelley said...

I have your blog in my google reader, so I don't know if my visits show up or not, but I've been following your journey for a while now. We have 5 children, one of which was adopted from Ukraine and another adopted from Serbia. We're now in the process of adopting 2 boys from Bulgaria...our dossier is on it's way across the ocean now!

Jenny said...

Hi! I try to check your blog daily for news of your sweet boys coming home! I have never adopted but feel so drawn to it. My husband and I have 3 children and I am waiting to see if God is calling me to be a mother through adoption as well. I can't remember how I found your blog, think it was through other adoption blogs. Praying for your family to be united! ~Jenny

Will and Marcia said...

Hi. I'm a mom to a little girl we adopted (domestic) this past June, and I'm loving my new role as mom! I'm a regular reader of your blog, and look forward to hearing that your boys are home with you! Stay strong, and God bless.
Marcia (from Canada)

sea salt MOSAIC said...

I'm still here, too, Stephanie! My check-ups have been a bit half hazard lately though - busy busy. BUT we're heading to Haiti the beginning of November! As far as we know we're still sitting in Parquet, but we can't wait to go. Urbana saw a quick glimpse of one of the RHFH photos the other day and got so "mother hen" on me! It was adorable to say the least! She said "heyyyy. . . .mama, baby MY baby Seve". Apparently to her the little guy resembled her brother in Haiti! All will meet face to face in a few short weeks - can't wait is an understatement! glad you're reunited in Chile and forging ahead in Haiti!

whitney said...

Hi Stephanie!

I came across your blog when we began our research to adopt from Haiti. We are still searching our hearts as we do have bio children at home and that complicates matters for adoption. But our hearts feel so drawn. I have kept you guys in our prayers for many a month :) and will continue to do so. Thank you for sharing your journey!

StacyandChad said...

I "met" you through the Stepping Stones infertiliy forums.I've been following your story since then and I'm praying your boys come home real soon!

Kerry said...

Hi! I check daily too, I love your blog and your sweet boys. I dont have an adoption story, I have 3 little girls. We are from England but Live in America now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,

I am a long time reader of your blog. I'm a friend from your TX days. I am praying that your boys will be able to come home very soon!

Amundson Family Musings said...


You know I check all of the time! Can't wait to meet you guys at the Santiago airport just to meet those 2 cuties that will join your family VERY soon, but most importantly, in God's perfect timing!

Love you!

Melissa said...

You know all about me (probably more that you want to know he he). I probably throw off your numbers because I sometimes check several times a day.
Love you all lots!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie and family!

Missionary in Haiti for 15 years. Married with 2 bio children and 1 adopted son.

AT said...

awwww lots of blog love. my name is Amanda and i follow your blog. i'm a new single mother waiting for my baby boy in Haiti :)

Mary said...

I have your site bookmarked and stop in about once a month. Eight years ago we met our boys for the first time in Haiti and brought them home later the same week. I ache when I realize how long the process is taking for you. Ours took 8 months- things tightened up soon after we came home.

Brandon said...

We have your site linked to our blog and I occasionally look at our site to see if anyone else has eny updates on their blog. Now adopting 2 from Haiti.

HatchersInChile said...

Hi Stephanie. Penne here from Santiago. We adopted two babies here in Chile - do not know if it is considered international or not! I check regularly to see how your process is going and am praying along with my family daily for your WHOLE famile to be under one roof soon!!

Tracy said...

Hi! Check your blog often!
Loving the new photos and videos of the little're file seems to have picked up speed! That's great!!!!!'s still at a stand still :(


Anonymous said...

HI Steph,
I check your blog every morning. Praying to get our kids home soon. Melanie T (from Wisconsin)