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ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder

We have always known Hannah was “special needs”. In fact, before she was born and placed in our arms, we were sent on a training course on how to handle some of the issues that might come up. Naturally we prayed that the genetics, alcohol etc. would not affect her. Never wanting to medicate, Richard and I just dealt/lived with the issues that came up. I am not going to go into all the issues... read more

Photo Shoot – Hannah

Hannah is now 8 years old and very tall like her birthmother. She loves to be photographed so this was no hardship for her 🙂 The only hard part was brushing her hair, something she does not like to do! On the tire swing: With Caleb on the stile: Getting a hug from Richard (She is very much a daddy’s girl!): Another one on the tire:   All our adoptions have been open thus far but contact varies with... read more

Hannah’s 8th birthday :)

Celebrating with Hannah is not always easy. Due to her emotional issues she can get VERY wound a few days before an event and then have a total meltdown on the actual day that is supposed to be the happiest! SO this year we did not mention her coming birthday very much at all. One “kind” stranger at a pool one day did let Hannah know her birthday was so many days away when she told him the... read more

A Milestone for Hannah

Between coming back from England & heading to Maryland, Daniel learned to ride his bike. Hannah had not really shown much interest in riding a bike but of course was now feeling left out. Knowing Hannah as we do, we knew it was no good pushing/helping her as it would end in tantrums & tears. In fact I did try it in MD & it ended in just that plus I stood on a honeybee in the grass &... read more

Hannah’s Adoption Story

When we moved to Montana in September 2003 Daniel was just 6 mths old but we already knew that we wanted to adopt another baby. Montana law requires you to be a resident of Montana for at least 6 mths before starting the process so it was not until 2004 that we started to investigate adoption agencies. Montana is not that easy a state to adopt in as you are not allowed to adopt across state lines unless... read more