Our Adoption

In the spring of 2012, God graciously brought our 2 1/2 year adoption process to completion and my husband Joseph and I experienced the great joy of bringing our precious daughter Evangelle home from Ethiopia. On this page, you’ll find all of my posts containing the details of our adoption adventure… 


Adoption Q&A

10 Things Adoptive Moms Wish You Knew

From the Beginning

Pssst! Wanna’ Hear a Secret?

How’d We Get Here, Anyway?

Where Are We Going?

Who Will She Be?

Good News, Bad News, & Good News

My Heart’s on Ethiopian Time

A Shower of Blessings

Showered with Grace

Merry Christmas, Friends!

First Trip to Ethiopia

We Made It!

We Are Family

Introducing Evangelle

Holding a Dream

Made for Each Other

Adventures in Addis

The Happiest and Saddest Day


Baby Steps

Meet Evangelle’s Friends

Words of Beauty

Good News from a Distant Land

Steadfast Love for Sad Days

Growing So Fast

Update on Evangelle

The Prayers That Are Bringing Evangelle Home

Adding More Weeks to the Wait

Almost There

One More Week Down…

The Hardest Part Yet

News We Don’t Want to Hear

The Truths I’m Clinging To

A Bright Spot in the Journey

Trying Times

A Sweet Update

Another Loop in the Adoption Roller Coaster

A Blessing from the Baxters

Pictures & Prayer Requests

Second Trip to Ethiopia


The Details

Our New Life

Picking Up Precious Cargo

The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For

Evangelle & Ethiopia


Hello, America!

Life with Netsie

Precious Moments with Evangelle

Fun, Firsts, & Feet

Happy Mother’s Day

One Month Later

The Birth of a Miracle

Big-Time Birthday Fun

Precious Memories

Funny Face

Post-Adoption Report

Evangelle’s Favorite Things

My Favorite Sound

Not So Fast!

So You Think You Can Dance?

Our Adoption Story—Video of our family’s journey