Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hello Hopeful Parents

When I first discovered your on-line community I was desperate for some sort of life line.  Something to tell me that I was not alone.  We had just adopted our son out of foster care and he had a list that looked like alphabet soup attached to him.  I think he and I cried for days after he came home.  What was supposed to be the happiest time in my life was probably the scariest and saddest time for me. 

So one day I was searching on-line and I found you guys.  Then I read and cried some more.  I was not alone.  So I became a follower and gathered support, strength, and courage from your stories.  I cheered you on.  I thought about your posts.  I laughed with you.  I shared your triumphs and felt your pain and frustration.  Now I have the privilege of getting to blog here.  I am honored and excited. 

I am a mom, wife, and teacher.  We adopted our child from foster care.  He was born meth addicted and has shaken baby syndrome.  Every day is a miracle and a gift.  I have gone from a weeping willow to a loud roaring lion.  I show up, stand up, and speak out.  My hope is that people will make the choice to adopt and not shy away from alphabet soup. 

I am now on my second adoption journey.  I blog so I don't loose my mind.  You are welcome to join me on my journey or check in with me here monthly.  I can't wait to see where this journey takes me. 
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Amy Fields is a wife, mother to an active five year old, teacher, and rabbit rescuer.  You can visit her blog Many Kinds of Families at


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your story

  2. All I can is applaud to you... :o)

  3. This is a great site. I look forward to reading your blog posts!

  4. You definitely need to have a positive outlook in life so that you'll be at peace.
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