This blog has posts from our first adoption and second adoption

Adoption Update

By adamw | September 23, 2019

It’s about time for an update.  We announced at the end of May that we were making plans to bring Tong home from China. Since then, a lot has changed in the Walker house.  We bought and sold our house so that we can better accommodate Tong and his mobility needs. The original plan was…

Paying it Forward

By Jessica | March 19, 2015

God writes the most amazing stories, doesn’t He?  This story began back in late 2013. I was on our agency’s waiting child page just looking through the children and praying for them.  This is something that I feel like I can do since we are not in the place to adopt right now.  Anyways, I…

Part of our Little One’s Story Story

By Jessica | September 16, 2014

It appears that it has been 8 months since our last blog post.  A lot has happened since January and Samuel’s first snow.  We have had many firsts as a family of 6 and we enjoyed a very fun summer filled with swimming, first road trip, fun with friends and Samuel’s first trip to the…

A Hard Reminder (first snow)

By adamw | January 29, 2014

Its snowed yesterday at Atlanta. It was our first time, having Samuel with us, experiencing snow. We were excited to see him  play in it and have fun with his siblings, all the kids were excited. We decided that after nap time would be a good time to let them all go out and play,…

Update on life after adoption

By adamw | January 23, 2014

Having another child always makes life crazy. This is true for the birth of a child as well as the adoption of one. Things have been crazy. From meltdowns to arguments and from cuddles to kicks in the face during the night (while sleeping in our bed from time to time). Many times we are…

Sleep Deprived, Regression & Happiness

By adamw | August 7, 2013

Sorry for the lack of blogging. To say that we have been busy is an understatement. Trying to assimilate Samuel into the family, care for the other kids and live life has proven time consuming. All in all things are going well. Samuel still struggles with fits and freak outs, but more often he is…

Adoption is tough

By adamw | June 26, 2013

Adoption is beautiful, a miracle in many ways, but its also really tough. It would be easy to look at our family, see our posts of Samuel smiling and enjoying time with Jess and the kids and think that our journey has been easy, let me assure you, it is not easy. The truth is…

Pictures of (foster) Mama

By adamw | June 24, 2013

We had our visit with our social worker from our adoption agency on Saturday. As a part of that visit we talked to her about how Samuel has been grieving a lot more lately and how we have had several hard days with him. As we were talking the social worker asked if we had…

Tech advise for your trip to China

By adamw | June 23, 2013

I have started a new blog at to talk about being a dad and about adoption topics related to being a dad. So, over there I have written a post about how we used technology in China. Check out the post here.

Grieving on behalf of my son

By adamw | June 21, 2013

Its weird. We are back from China with Samuel, everything is going well minus a few speed bumps, but my thoughts often return to his foster family and his loss. I find myself wondering how his foster mother is doing and what his foster father is like. I have no doubt that they miss him…