Not Your Average Family.

But you probably figured that out from the picture.

We forget, quite often, that we are a different family, and we suspect that our friends and relatives have a lot of questions about us that they are just too polite to ask. So this blog is for them, but it is also intentionally public.

It’s our hope that, by getting to know us, we can change some preconceived notions of what it means to be a family and what it means to understand and truly love someone, no matter the differences. 

We want to let people know that our differences do not matter — everyone has the capacity to love someone who differs from them, if you just get a chance to know them. Truly, we are more alike that we are different.

We want to show you that, and we want to share our journey and some of the moments that have made us who we are. We hope to inspire you in your journey, especially if it is one that involves adoption.

Back to school so soon?

For many years, my favorite book was Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, and its opening line–though now cliche–definitely describes our summer: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. We kicked off the summer with a three-generation family trip to France, where my dad performed with the Choral Arts…

An amazing Mother’s Day

Written by Stephanie. I know I’m a couple weeks late with this, but I wanted to share the really sweet cards we received for Mother’s Day. This isn’t a holiday that we usually spend together, and we were right in the middle of celebrating two birthdays (May is a big birthday month around here). So…


Written by Stephanie. Danelle wasn’t the first person to say something about it–I honestly can’t remember who was. But “you and Ron need to get better at communicating” has been a fairly consistent observation (or criticism, ahem) over the past two decades, uttered by friends and family alike. Fortunately, Danelle is both keenly observant and…

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