Did you know that November 17th, 2017, was National Adoption Day?
We got to celebrate it in a very special way!
Tim and I are excited to announce that we finalized our adoption that afternoon! We just love our little Corrie Olive. She is such a blessing to our family, fitting in wonderfully with the other kids.
We named her after Corrie ten Boom, one of our heroes. She was a fantastic woman of deep faith, imprisoned in a concentration camp during the Holocaust for hiding Jews in her home. I like how her life reminds me that sometimes doing the right thing is the hard thing. Olive comes from the Bible verse Romans 11:17. It refers to non-Jews as olive branches, grafted into the cultivated olive plant, which is the family of God. We chose Olive because Corrie was grafted into our family.
Corrie is loved by so many! We love her dearly. Her birth mom loves her so much that she made the difficult choice to place her in our family. She is loved by our extended family and her birth mom’s extended family. Our lives are made better by having her in it, and I can’t wait to watch her grow!
Sarah Oldre, CLD
I'm a birth doula and placenta encapsulator.