An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Friday, November 11, 2011
This year, on November 11th, 2011 we decided to take a photo of our 11 year old. Danya has the fun of being born in June of 2000, which means that she was 7 years old on 7-7-07 and 8 years old on 8-8-08 and so on up to this year. Next year is the last time that the months will line up since there are only 12 months. We originally planned to take a familly photo, too, since there are now 11 members of our family, but the timing didn't work out since two of our kids were at school in the morning and Daniel leaves for work before they get home. Basically, four days a week, they only see their dad for a few minutes before leaving for school. I'm looking forward to this school year being over. Next year, our newest three will be adopted, and we can legally homeschool them all. That means they'll have "daddy time" for the whole morning on his work days.
I'm a 39 year old Christian mom of 10 kids. I have six girls; Danya age 17, Gloria age 15, Jordan age 15, Brianna age 14, Katie age 8, and our other 8 year old Karyie. My four sons include Michael age 14, Shane age 13, Kevin age 11, and Ryker age 2. I also was a foster mom for about 5 years. In 2009 we adopted two of the 33 kids we've fostered. In April 2012 we adopted three more! I've been happily married to the love of my life, Daniel, for 21 years!
For privacy reasons we cannot post identifying pictures of foster children. That's why their faces are covered or only the backs of their heads are shown. We also give them nicknames to protect their privacy.
The Mini Homeschoolers
Danya and Gloria are "The Mini Homeschoolers" in a series of YouTube videos where they answer questions about homeschooling from a younger perspective. These videos are based on the ones created by two funny homeschooled young men called "Ask the Homeschoolers".
Watch the videos here: The Mini Homeschoolers