Building Families Through The Miracle Of Adoption

Jan 29, 2011

Love Knows NO Borders!

After 3 VERY LONG years, Saigon Skye (also known as Phan) is FINALLY home with her forever family! What a testimony! God has a way of knowing when people belong together! NEVER give up on your dreams of building your family! Saigon Skye and her forever family left Vietnam last night!
Jodi (her mother) was the first American (TQ family) I met in Vietnam back in August, 2008. She and her husband were so gracious to send Jason & I photos and even a video of Little Miss Magic.
Phan has been on my mind and heart all of this time! Words cannot express how estatic I am knowing she is FINALLY with her forever family! Tears of JOY are rolling :)

Jan 16, 2011

Magical Moments~2011

A New Miss America is crowned

Another fun night/adventure watching the MAGIC in Halle-Grace's eyes as she watched and "became" a Miss America contestant. This girl LOVES a pageant! SO much fun, such sweet memories!!!
Getting's almost showtime!

The winning attitude!
Singing her heart out during the talent competition
She decided this would be her evening gown as well!
She has the "look over your shoulder at the audience/judges down pat" HAHA!
Great Friends who came over to watch Halle-Grace (I mean Miss America)!
Time to treat others to make up!
She felt the need to add the boots for "Cowboy Sweetheart"
Goolie's make up time!
We LOVED Miss Arkansas during the talent competition! She was the 1st Runner up.
Congrats to the new Miss America from Nebraska!!!
Miss Nebraska Becomes Youngest Miss America 
Read the full story here. CONGRATS Teresa!
or visit to follow her year of service!

Jan 13, 2011

Our tradition continues. This Saturday night, HG & I will watch Miss America and we are rooting for MISS NC!!! Bring home the Miss America crown!!!

Jan 10, 2011

Snow 01-10-10

Wow, the snow is BEAUTIFUL! HG had so much fun playing in it today (even with all of the crash landings). We had a great, relaxing family day and looks like we will get another one tomorrow! Bring on the SNOW!!!! We love it!!!

Jan 7, 2011

Change of Plans...Grab the popcorn Sat.night

From National Council For Adoption

Grab your popcorn and make tomorrow Family Movie Night!
Watch “Change of Plans” this Saturday, January 8, 8/7c on FOX!
“Change of Plans” is brought to you by Walmart and P&G

NCFA is excited to announce the world premier of “ Change of Plans,” a heart-warming story about the many ways that adoption enriches the lives of those who open their homes and hearts to children without families – in ways they could never imagine.
“Change of Plans” is the latest installment in the “Family Movie Night” series presented by Walmart and P&G, together with Moms4FamilyTV on FOX. Be sure to tune in to FOX at 8:00pm eastern (7:00pm central) for the world premier of “Change of Plans”!
Immediately following the movie, join us for a LIVE “clickcast” on
During the “clickcast,” you’ll have an opportunity to discuss the movie and ask questions about adoption to leading experts in the field, including Chuck Johnson, NCFA president and CEO, Paul Pennington, executive director of Hope for Orphans, and Sharen Ford, manager of permanency services for the Colorado Department of Human Services. Ask your questions LIVE on
“Change of Plans” Clickcast Schedule on
10pm ET / 9pm CT/9pm MT/10pm PT
Guests :*Paul Pennington, Executive Director & Co-Founder Hope For Orphans
*Charles "Chuck" Johnson, President and CEO, National Council For Adoption
*Sharen E. Ford, Ph.D., Manager, Permanency Services, Colorado Department of Human Services -Child Welfare Division
*Hosted by: Kelly Rosati VP of Community Outreach, I Care About Orphans
Miss International-Ashley Smith, Mrs. International-Shannon Devine & Miss Teen International-Juliana McKee with Chuck Johnson, President & CEO of NCFA.

Jan 2, 2011

A look back at 2010

A look back at 2010...Another Magical year....







 May 2011 be the BEST year of your life!