Palmer adoption fact: a few weeks ago a lady stopped me and said “there is no way you just had a baby! i had mine months ago and still have so much to loose!” then just a couple weeks ago i was at a high fitness class (dance aerobics) and i had to bring honey in the last few minutes. the lady behind me had a baby around the same age as honey. at the end of class she stopped me and said “i don’t get how you didn’t p*e your pants in this class or stop to go every five minutes!” 🤣 with these two experiences i had two choices, walk away upset and hurt that they weren’t considerate to my situation. or to laugh it off and understand they had good intentions 🙂 during the beginning stages of our infertility and throughout adoption, palmer constantly was teaching me that i choose my attitude. most people aren’t purposely trying to hurt me. i knew infertility and adoption weren’t for the faint of heart, so i needed to make my heart strong and learn to smile and see the good! ☺️ i mean, how neat is it that these women only saw a baby and mother and didn’t really look at genetics 😭😄
2,311 882 days ago
“motherhood means finally understanding why mama bear’s porridge went cold.” love these little cubs of mine and will do anything and everything for them 🍋💛🍯
my dress is from @citrusandlemon use code kashia for 15% off
1,763 274 days ago
Welcome to our little space 🎉💙💗we couldn’t be more in love with each piece 🥰 we wanted a place that was fun and exciting but cozy and perfect to lounge in 😴what do you guys think? are you surprised we went with a blue couch 😆😉😍
2,722 1123 days ago
We feel so overwhelmed by the love and support we have received from all of you! we have been getting questions about how the adoption process is going. we honestly didn’t know what to expect going into this but wanted to let everyone know that things are going well and we are feeling very hopeful. 💛
602 154 weeks ago
“my chest felt like it was collapsing on itself. my vision clouded with stars, and my mind felt like it was being consumed by on overpowering black hole of my own making. a black hole that overflowed with the fear of being alone. the fear of losing my loved ones. the fear of being without a family.”
read my new article on attachment, abandonment, and adoption following the link in my bio! 🖤
article platform, thank you: @michellemadridbranch@missheatherlei
406 93 hours ago
Hi! we are the applegate’s and for good reason we decided to break our 2 year instagram post hiatus! to quickly fill you in, here’s an update on our lives: - cam: i’m still funnier than ashley. i’ve reached the point of adulthood where i can’t eat anything i want without consequences. my weekly highlights have become four wheel rides and basketball with nieces and nephews. - ashley: still way better looking than cam. still sings 80% of song lyrics wrong. cooks the best carrot cake in the northern hemisphere and loves being with family & friends more than anything.
now that you’ve been caught up, the reason for this post is to announce that we are hoping to adopt! we are both excited and nervous since social media is not our strongest suit. we have decided to share this news with everyone in our circle in hopes to find an amazing expectant mom/parents who are thinking of placing for adoption! if you or anyone you know is considering this path, please reach out to us! or if you have any questions for us, please let us know!
we would be so grateful if you would share this post and share our story with those you know.
thank you so much for the love and support, adoption is very special to both ours and our families hearts. we can’t wait to grow our family through adoption!
Growth. how challenging it can be. how hard. how filled with struggle. growth. the most beautiful thing we will do. the most purposeful. the most accidental. the most consequential. the most liberating. @alison.malee ⋆ #alisonmalee ⋆
Although today as been a little rough (see my insta stories) it is also a special one. 💕
i remember every detail of this day two years ago. it was the day i found out i was chosen to adopt a baby girl. 🎀 tyler and i were not planning on adopting, but being a mother was something i had longed for, for so long.
i remember the details of that night as we had dinner with navy’s birth family. i remember the exact words that were said. i remember the overwhelming feeling of love and gratitude i had, the hugs we gave as we said our goodbyes, and me getting in the car and putting my head in the palms of my hands and sobbing. the feeling of pure happiness and excitement.
i will never be able to thank navys birth family enough for giving our photos to navy’s birth mom without us even knowing. i will never be able to express to navy’s birth mom how grateful we are she chose us. i still think about her daily and i still wish i could have one more hug.
i hope they know how much they changed our lives and how much we love and adore our baby girl. i hope we will make them proud. we are so blessed. 💞 #twoyearsago#realrawpost#bestday#adoptionisbeautiful