Building Families Through The Miracle Of Adoption

Jul 30, 2010

Miss Magic is on the go...

Thank you Aunt Suzie...I love this photo of HG!
WOW! We have been so busy lately...well, really all summer long and Halle-Grace loves every minute of it. She is such a social bug! She is SO much fun! Her new thing is "lyrical dance". You truly have to see it to believe it!!! Her song of choice is "Faithfully" by Journey (haha) and she dances the entire song...each time she adds a little more choreography! I've always heard that the best lyrical dancers use their facial expressions to tell the "story"...well, she has that down pat as well! Jason & I are amazed each and every day!
Nanny's beach bum. Thanks Nanny for the FUN in the SUN!
Miss Magic @ the Mrs. International Pageant. Is she precious or WHAT?

Jul 28, 2010

Miss Magic's Mama & Daddy in Time Square

The crowning moment went across the PR wire and has appeared many times on the Reuters Board in Time Square and Las Vegas. My goal is to bring a much brighter spotlight to ADOPTION this year!!!

Jul 25, 2010

We knew it was time...

It's hard to believe 2 years have passed since Jason & I received this image of Halle-Grace. We had already received our RFE from the government but this image completely broke our hearts and we knew it was TIME to bring her home...
Our Forever Family!

Jul 19, 2010

International Voice for Adoption....Mrs. International 2010

PR Newswire...also appearing on the Reuters Boards in Time Square & Las Vegas.
Shannon Devine, crowned Mrs. International 2010
I am still in total shock!!! On Saturday evening, I was crowned the 2010 Mrs. International in Chicago, IL. I competed with 52 of the MOST amazing women across the US and Internationally.
Miss Magic & me....just before starting my media interviews on Sunday morning in Chicago
The platform I will continue to represent throughout my reign is "Building Families Through the Miracle of Adoption". As you know, we have experienced the absolute JOY of the Journey and it's my goal to continue motivating and educating others, so they can also build their families. As Mrs. International and through my partnership with the National Council For Adoption, I will continue to spread my message of HOPE, inspiring others to NEVER give up on their dreams of building a family!
The Top 10 Finalists
I represented the Southeast Region and made amazing friendships with 52 amazing women. Pictured with Mrs. Arkansas. Christina is an advocate for the March of Dimes.
Mrs. International 2010...adoption advocate