We're here to offer hope, share wisdom, and mentor you along the way.
You are not alone.

Between the two of us, we represent all three parts of the adoption triad.
We've really been there.

We've been around the block a couple times with kids by birth, adoption, and foster care.
And lived to tell about it.

About Us


Birthmom and Adoptive Mom
Russ and I are parents of twelve by birth and adoption (ages 13-33), and more through foster care. As a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner, I walk alongside families with kids from “hard places.” I love hosting big family dinners but hate grocery shopping, which is a problem.
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Adoptee and Adoptive Mom
Patrick and I are parents to six by both birth and adoption (ages 13-22). Our open-door policy has blessed us with lots of honorary family members along the way. We are Empowered to Connect Parent Trainers, but we mess up more than we get it right. I hate cleaning, and I love extra-crispy fries.
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