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Introducing a sticky life.

“Life is over easy. Everybody’s shell cracked.” -KB So I have this shiny new website. I decided to launch TheStickyLife.com today because this is a very special day. Today, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Luciana’s adoption. Adoption was never one of those things I thought much about, until one day someone mentioned that there are more kids in foster care in Milwaukee than there are families to take them. I never did verify if that statistic was accurate or…

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Milwaukee Stories

  “I want to flourish, I want my family to flourish, I want my daughters to flourish. And, I think that this gives us a really amazing context for that.” I sat down awhile ago with Jabril Faraj of Milwaukee Stories to talk about the blog and the house project, but mostly we spoke about a couple significant chapters in my life that led us to our neighborhood. Jabril asked about my small-town upbringing, our neighborhood, foster care & adoption, and…

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Adoption

In the past month, I’ve had several conversations with people about our adoption process.  Some people have been asking me about our adoption because they’re considering adoption for their family as well. Here’s our story.   We decided to become foster parents in 2010. We had been interested in adoption and had heard about the process from other people who were foster parents. At our introductory meeting, we learned that there are more foster children than there are families to…

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Birthday Girl

Yesterday was a special day in our family. We celebrated this little girl. Luciana is now three! This is the first birthday that we’ve been able to celebrate Luciana’s birthday as our daughter. Greg & I were licensed as foster parents in June of 2010 and in August of that year, I received a phone call from social services indicating that they had a 15-day old infant girl who needed a home.  I asked a lot of questions of the…

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