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Showing posts from February, 2010

The Connected Child Conference

Caroline's Promise is proud to co-sponsor a two-day conference featuring Dr. Karyn Purvis , author of The Connected Child . Dr. Purvis, along with several other speakers will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Advance , North Carolina on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 . The conference is open to anyone interested in learning more about adoption and the adjustment of children into their forever families. The Friday sessions are geared more towards professionals in adoption and social work related fields. The Saturday sessions will be very useful for families and anyone desiring more information about adoption. For more information and to register, go to

A Love Story, Part Three

We are so excited to share with you our third and final part to " A Love Story "; the journey of Sonia joining her forever family: the Bowers. Parts One and Two were written by mom, Emily. Today we have the honor of hearing from dad Michael. We trust you will be touched by his story: "I would be lying if I said that I have never had any doubts, questions or struggles with the idea of adoption. Questions and doubts such as: How can we afford international adoption? How will this affect our home and our children? What will others think? How can we afford international adoption? (I know I mentioned this already but this was just the truth.) What country? If we can only adopt one child, will it make a difference? ( Yes, I asked this question.) How will others accept or reject our adopted child? 100 more questions, at least. But since Sonia's arrival into our family, the questions and doubts seem further and further in the past. She has been a champ adapting to our crazy

A Love Story, Part Two

Today we continue our Love Story with the Bower family . Our last post highlighted the wonderful change that could be physically seen in Sonia once love had a chance to grow on her through her forever family. This post is going to look at Emily's personal journey , bringing home a child and the process of that child becoming a daughter. In Emily's own words... "Today I felt like a mom. A really proud mom of four. I had read and talked with several friends that told me before traveling that there are two kinds of adoptive moms: the ones who fall head over heels in love upon first glance, and then there is the majority, the ones who grow to love their children over time. Please do not get me wrong, I felt extremely protective of her from the moment I saw her picture. I knew in my heart she was the one for our family. I knew she was a "Bowers", I could see it in the way she furrowed her little brow just like her dad! I knew she was the perfect fit for our family

A Love Story, Part One

A few months ago, we introduced you to the Bowers family who were adopting from Rwanda . Because of your generosity , Caroline's Promise was able to give them a grant to help with the cost. We wanted to give you an update on their journey, now that sweet Sonia is home . And we just had to show you pictures of this precious, precious little girl! "Adorable" doesn't even come close to describing her. Here are the Bowers: The Bowers family has generously allowed us to share with you their love story , uniting Sonia to her forever family and we want you to savor these snapshots of their journey. This is Part One , told by mom Emily : "Here we are, all home, all together. There must not be a better feeling in all the world. It has been an amazing journey and the best part is, it is really just beginning. The adjustment and transition has been as smooth as we could have asked for. Though it was hard to be gone for so long, it was a great way for us to all be toge

Don't Forget!

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