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Take one homeschooling mom with dreads, tattoos and a nose ring, add a hot bald dude, five kids via birth/adoption, a bunch of special needs, an RV park ... yup, that's us.

Christine is a winner of Top 25 Adoption Blogs by Parents

Why did you decide to adopt?

My father and father-in-law are both adopted. It has always been a part of my life. I always knew that adoption would be one of the ways we would grow our family. I had friends in foster care, and knew how vital it would be to become the kind of family that a waiting child needed most.

What was the biggest challenge or hurdle you faced in the adoption process?

It takes patience and time. One sibling group we were waiting on were placed with another family. The process of adopting from disruption was such a learn-as-you-go experience. We had to be very flexible. Yet, all of this is just a big pile of nothing compared to the trauma and transition our kids go through via adoption. When you think of that, our side was a piece of cake.

When and how did you (or will you) tell your child they were adopted?

To me, that's like asking, "When did you (or will you) tell your daughter she's a girl?"

In our home, it's spoken of that consistently, and that naturally.