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Monday, August 1, 2011

So... What exactly are you thinking?

 I suspect that this question will get asked a lot.  We are the Taylor's, a crazy family of six (7 if you count our loving one-eyed weimaraner Sam).  We have 4 amazing children ranging in age from 7 to 15.  We live in a small town in Southern Indiana.  We are in our mid 30's and sooooo close to freedom...  Just 11 more years and then the mysterious "no kids living at home" phase begins!  We love to travel and experience everything the world has to offer and being able to do that is so close that we can taste it!  With 4 children in private schools and as our oldest gets closer to graduation I see additional dollar signs dancing in my head...  The house!  Oh yeah the house... I can't keep it clean today because there are toys and video games everywhere but some day soon my children will bring their messy habits to a great university near you!

Yeah exactly!  What in the heck are you thinking! Ok...  drum roll please...  really, we love the chaos that our children bring to our lives.  That chaos is called "living".  We travel with our children, we dance with them, we cook with them and at the end of the day, we are excited for the journey our children are on.  We see the smiles on their faces, hear the excitement in their voices, and have decided that we want to share these joys with a little girl, that we will name Jia, who wouldn't have otherwise had the chance.  Go ahead and read that sentence again. I said it!  We want to adopt!

This blog will chronicle our journey through the highs and lows of international adoption and as we find useful resources, we will post them for others in hopes of educating someone else who might be traveling down the same path.  Adoption is expensive. We have committed to paying for a large piece of it out of our own pockets and we hope to raise some funds along the way.  Keep your eyes open for a great fund raising ideas and check back for a schedule of fund raising events we have under way!

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