Monday, January 26, 2009

Post A Note....

The kids....with Aunt Sr. Marian, then:
And now: Our first 2 adoptions were back in 1967(oldest DD)and 1969(oldest DS). DH was teaching in MI and at that time there were more babies than homes. That began to change in 1970 with better birth control and then with the Roe VS Wade decision. We moved to WI in 1972, and the last 3 children were special needs kids, adopted in 1973,1974 and 1976.

14 comments:

Amelia said...

loved the pictures...makes you seem more real...than just words on a blogging screen.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

beautiful family!

scrappy quilter said...

Our's our special needs kids too, however we always see their abilities rather than their disabilities. I love the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing such a precious family.

Greenmare said...

I enjoyed your 5 things post, and I love that picture of the little girl too!
your kids looked adorable then and very beautiful and happy now. Lucky you!

Miri said...

What a beautiful family you have!

jovaliquilts said...

What a wonderful family! Love seeing the then and now photos together.

Dionne said...

I love then and now pictures! I also was born in MI in 1969, it was a different place back then.
Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures!
Cheers,
Dionne

MYRA said...

How wonderful of you and your hubby to have adopted 5 children Finn! Very lucky children to have found their way into your hearts, and I'm sure visa versa... 8-)
Hope you are happy stitching! 8-)

meggie said...

Wonderful photos. Lucky you, lucky them.

ROZ said...

Great to see everyone in the old photos.

Cher said...

how very special to have a current photo of all your "kids" together like that! the years fly by

Angie said...

Hi Finn and Ebby. Yes, I'm still around, alive and kicking, and just wanted to pop in to 'see' you since I've been on the computer so very little the last few months, and NO quilting at all. :( But I miss you and Ebby, and just wanted to let you know that. I hope both of you are well, and are staying warm. :) I knew from the moment I first started emailing with you that you had a HUGE heart with so much love to give...and I was so right!! :D Your kids are beautiful. (BTW, I love your new header photo)

DanainDFW said...

Beautiful family. I was adopted also, late 50s for me. My mom always told me adopted kids were special because the parents got to pick the ones they wanted... not just get the ones that were born to them. :^)

julieQ said...

I love your pictures! A glimpse into your life. I am glad you have made such a wonderful difference in those kiddo's lives!