This post contains affiliate links When my husband and I met with a young woman considering adoption last summer, we asked her if she had thought about a name for her unborn daughter. She said, "Siena". I had never considered that name for a child, but boy - was I impressed. What a beautiful name and an awesome patron saint a child with that name would have. That young woman … [Read more...] about Saint Catherine of Siena: Inspiring an Adoption Movement that is Brave, Compassionate and Supportive
This post contains affiliate links. Prayer Wine Chocolate is . . . Catholic Fellowship At Prayer Wine Chocolate, we embrace and encourage events that combine faith and friendship! Retreat Days occur once a year - The 2017 Prayer Wine Chocolate Retreat ****THIS YEAR'S RETREAT IS SOLD OUT***** For those of you who can not attend, we offer help in "do-it-yourself" gatherings! For example, How to … [Read more...] about What is “Prayer Wine Chocolate”?
This article contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase by clicking on those links, we make a small percentage. Thank you for your support! In 2015 I began to write at Prayer Wine Chocolate. One of the main reasons I started to blog was to share my husband and I's "road less traveled". It was the beginning of what we thought would be our second adoption journey (it ended up … [Read more...] about Pursuing an Adoption Without An Agency: What We Did Right!
In one of Prayer Wine Chocolate's very first posts, Raining Roses, I shared my sincere belief that if you ask them, Saints will pray for you. I talked about how one of my favorite saints, Saint Therese’, once stated, “I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth. I will let fall from heaven a shower of roses.” When I pray a novena to Saint Therese – for nine days consecutively, without … [Read more...] about Dancing in the Rain(ing Roses)
Who we are: The Rose Garden is a group founded by A Baby's Breath created for those interested in joining other adoptive parents for support, fellowship and prayer. The Rose Garden is meant to provide four main services: 1. A place where members can gather to pray and offer thanksgiving to Our Lord. 2. A group that provides emotional support and guidance for couples that face challenges often … [Read more...] about The Rose Garden: A Baby’s Breath Adoption Group
In October, I started writing articles for Adoptimist.com. My main goal is to encourage those who are waiting (and often I am reassuring myself too). Here are a few excerpts and links to the full articles. If you are in the "waiting" phase, hang on! Do not give up hope! Faith and the Adoption Journey Faith is a gift. I remember sitting in religion class as a Catholic school student and … [Read more...] about Inspiration for Couples Waiting to Adopt