Category Archives: Adoption

One Year

Today is a special day for our family, exactly ONE YEAR ago today we met our second child for the first time. Nov.28th, 2011 we became parents to Lucas Rogers Akandwanaho Bell! The past year has been challenging, but brought … Continue reading »

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First Day of Preschool

Lucas has started Preschool!!!  This is a big deal for him, and for us.  It’s been quite the journey to get where he is now, and for being in an orphanage less than one year ago to now being in … Continue reading »

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We have a U.S. Citizen over here!! Whoop Whoop!!

After filling out paperwork, and more paperwork, to get Lucas a U.S. Passport, oh, and sending in more paperwork, we FINALLY got it in the mail!!  Hallelujah!!  So we marched that sucker down to the Social Security office in town, … Continue reading »

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Do you see “color”? You should.

People look at our family, even young children, and stare at us trying to “figure” us out…they think things like: “how do they fit together?  Is she babysitting a black child?  Did they adopt?  Is that really her child?”  I see … Continue reading »

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Lucas & Food

“eeeeeee-ting”….is by far Lucas’s FAVORITE word, because it means he is going to EAT!  We have BIG issues with Lucas and food, lol!  Understandably so, Lucas in general had and has big BIG issues with food.  Basically, but not so … Continue reading »

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Being in an orphanage…

Being in an orphanage has had a lot of effects on Lucas, ways that I recognized right away in his behavior when we first met him in Uganda, and other ways that took a while to realize the way he … Continue reading »

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How YOU can help and be the villiage

I am asked by our family and friends how they can help, what they can do,  and what we need, so kind of you all! Other things people want to know is how to help our family when we get … Continue reading »

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Some answered Questions :) in no particular order…

1.  How long will you be in Uganda? This is hard to answer, but the simple answer is “we don’t know”.  We are told to prepare to be gone for about 4-6 weeks.  I have heard of other adoptions being … Continue reading »

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Happy Adoption Awareness Month!!

Become aware, become educated, and learn more about adoption.  If you yourself are thinking about adopting, or are just a friend of someone who either has or is in the process of adopting, or just simply want to be educated … Continue reading »

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Our story thus far…

Many of you have been waiting to hear what is happening for us in our adoption process, so let me tell you!!  We are ready to announce our news, we had to keep it quiet for a while, but with … Continue reading »

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