An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Our youngest daughter, Karyie, is actually a big sister. Jordan, Michael and Karyie all have a little half brother named Yahkai. (Pronounced "yuck-eye" with the emphasis on the last syllable) He was adopted by the family that had fostered him since he was born. He's about a year younger than Karyie. We got to go swimming with him and his family in August down in Commerce City. He is a bundle of energy, constantly moving, jumping, screaming and smiling. I really enjoy his adoptive mom, Robin. She is amazing at braiding hair. Styles that take me hours, she can accomplish in about 30 minutes. She said I'm doing a good job on Karyie and Jordan's hair, which really boosted my confidence. She is a foster mom, too, and has had up to 14 kids at one time! I hope we can keep the kids in contact as they grow up.
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