Today…

A judge signed a final decree of adoption for Ray Thomas McMichael. It's really hard to find the words. We started our adoption journey 2 years ago this month and there were 2 hard years of waiting for our baby prior to that. I am so happy to be where we are today. We feel …

Thankful

This Thanksgiving the McMichael thankful list is overflowing. So much has happened since my last post that we're finding it hard to describe how grateful and blessed we feel.  We praise God, above all, for his mercy and love which we know we could never deserve and we thank him for giving us more than …

The Mountain

I sat with my big brother over lunch recently and he asked me a great question. He said, "What is this adoption journey like for you and Kevin?" Without hesitation, I said, "It’s God calling us to something way harder and way better than we would have done on our own. It’s bigger and better …

Open Adoption

We’re cruising through the homestudy process and happily checking one box after another; excited to know that each day moves us closer to meeting our baby! We’re just getting our feet wet in the world of adoption and yet we’re already seeing how much there is to learn and how many decisions adoptive parents have …

Now I Get It

In order to adopt a child, we will go through a process called the homestudy. This is where the adoption agency will evaluate us to be sure we are fit to join the pool of waiting families. I’ve heard that the homestudy can take up to 6 months to complete and I’ve been wondering how …