Jan 20 2014 11:26 am

Thanking God today for all of the men and women whose biblical vision and courageous sacrifice made our family possible. Read More ›

Today and Every Day After

Feb 28 2013 7:05 am

One year ago today we brought Jude and Sophie out of the orphanage. We took them to lunch. We went to the Embassy to submit our final batch of... Read More ›

Adoption Anniversary

Feb 27 2013 9:15 am

This is a big week in the Whitacre home. One year ago today Steve and I landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tomorrow, February 28, we will celebrate “Gotcha Day”—the... Read More ›

Adoption Day in Kentucky

Dec 13 2012 4:28 pm

Jude and Sophie have been legally our children since that happy day in Addis over a year ago now, when the Ethiopian judge declared “They are yours.” Today we... Read More ›

Adoption Milestone

Aug 27 2012 8:10 pm

One year ago Saturday, on August 25, 2011, we saw these two little faces for the very first time. Today we can’t imagine not seeing their sweet faces every... Read More ›

Adoption is Wonderful

May 16 2012 4:05 pm

Yesterday at lunch, while eating leftovers from my first attempt at Ethiopian cooking, my son Jude told us stories of orphanage life. How the nannies washed all their clothes... Read More ›

Is Transracial Adoption Wise?

Apr 3 2012 5:19 pm

I resonate with Justin Taylor’s post from last week where he explains that: We don’t regard our transracial adoption as something especially noble or sacrificial, or anything like a... Read More ›

Friday Funnies

Mar 23 2012 10:11 pm

This week’s Friday Funny comes courtesy of my wonderful husband: So every night for the last three weeks, from the very first night we got Jude and Sophie from... Read More ›

Whitacre Family Update

Mar 19 2012 3:29 pm

So I’ve been trying to write this little update for over a week, but I am very much in a “new mother fog” right now. Exhausted. Can’t remember what... Read More ›

Thank You

Mar 5 2012 9:03 pm

Steve and Nicole reached home in Louisville, KY late Saturday night. They had left Louisville one week earlier with two children and returned to Louisville with four! The last... Read More ›

Day 2

Feb 29 2012 5:20 pm

[from our adoption blog] Day 2 was great. This morning we had the great privilege of meeting our kids’ grandfather. We spent the afternoon shopping and playing soccer with... Read More ›

We visited America today…. Sort of

Feb 28 2012 9:39 pm

[from our adoption blog] Technically, we did visit America today. By stepping inside a far-flung US Embassy, we found ourselves standing on a little patch of American soil. Our... Read More ›

Safe in Addis

Feb 27 2012 5:40 pm

[from our adoption blog] After 30+ hours of travel, we have arrived safely in Ethiopia. It is so good to be back! We have an exciting couple days lined... Read More ›

Time to Travel

Feb 17 2012 8:32 pm

Yesterday we heard from the US Embassy that we are officially cleared to travel. We snatched up the first available appointment and will be leaving next Sunday to go... Read More ›

Adoption Update—Almost There

Feb 7 2012 4:39 pm

We are counting down in days now, instead of months and weeks. Eight days until the US Embassy in Ethiopia has completed their paperwork and interviews and God-willing, gives... Read More ›

(Another) Whitacre Adoption Update

Jan 12 2012 1:21 pm

Things have been quiet here on the adoption front because we’ve been in waiting mode. But I’m excited to announce that yesterday we were finally submitted to the US... Read More ›