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People Need Love

Posted by People Need Love on Sun Jul 31st, 2016 at 12:18 pmPeople Need Love

Fostering: A Choice of the Heart

Posted by Fostering: A Choice of the Heart on Thu Jul 28th, 2016 at 5:44 pmFostering: A Choice of the Heart

Adoption Lingo

Posted by Adoption Lingo on Mon May 23rd, 2016 at 11:26 amAdoption Lingo

Adoption Classifications

Posted by What Types of Adoptions are there? on Tue May 24th, 2016 at 6:13 pmAdoption Classifications

Adoption 101

Posted by The Simple Facts of Adoption on Mon May 23rd, 2016 at 5:07 pmThe Simple Facts of Adoption

Mother's Day Reflections

Posted by Celebration and Reflection on Sat May 7th, 2016 at 12:31 pmMother's Day Reflections

Today in This Moment

Posted by Fostering Journey on Sun Apr 17th, 2016 at 12:01 pmToday in This Moment

The Gift of Life

Posted by Adoption Thoughts on Thu Apr 14th, 2016 at 5:05 pmAdoption Thoughts

Fostering: Love or Loss?

Posted by A New Family Journey on Sat Mar 19th, 2016 at 11:23 amFostering: Love or Loss?

Our First Book Tour

Posted by New Ulm, MN on Fri Mar 18th, 2016 at 5:19 pmNew Ulm, MN visit

New Ulm, MN - Please join us!

Posted by New Ulm Excitement! on Fri Feb 12th, 2016 at 12:01 pmNew Ulm/Mankato, MN Book Tour

Chosen - what is happening?

Posted by Chosen - dreams being realized on Sun Jan 24th, 2016 at 11:58 amChosen: a new non-profit ministry!

New Ulm Book Tour

Posted by Going back to where it began on Sun Jan 31st, 2016 at 12:17 pmNew Ulm Book Tour is Coming

Dear Lois: 2016 Goals

Posted by Dear Lois: 2016 Goals on Fri Jan 22nd, 2016 at 5:30 pmHelp Dear Lois achieve its 2016 goals!

2015 In Review

Posted by Wow! What a Year! on Wed Jan 20th, 2016 at 5:00 pmThanks, Everyone!!

Reflections of an Adoptive Mom

Posted by Reflections of an Adoptive Mom looking into the past and future on Thu Dec 17th, 2015 at 12:16 pmReflections of an Adoptive Mom looking into the past and future

Finding Hope During Christmas

Posted by Christmas Hope on Wed Dec 16th, 2015 at 5:16 pmChristmas Hope

Upcoming events!!

Posted by Please support Chosen, Inc! on Mon Dec 7th, 2015 at 5:13 pmPlease support adoption/fostering through Chosen, Inc.

Giving Thanks

Posted by Thankful For So Much! on Thu Nov 26th, 2015 at 7:11 pmGiving Thanks for so Many Things!!

Dear Lois Media

Posted by New Ulm Journal Dear Lois Article on Sun Nov 22nd, 2015 at 4:55 pmNew Ulm Journal Dear Lois Article

Adoption Blessings

Posted by What Adoption Means to me on Fri Nov 20th, 2015 at 5:35 pmWhat Adoption Means to Me

Dear Lois Needs You

Posted by Do you have a heart for children? on Wed Nov 18th, 2015 at 5:38 pmDo you have a heart for children?

Exciting Events and Updates!

Posted by Thanks to our Supporters! on Mon Nov 16th, 2015 at 5:12 pmDear Lois is gaining momentum!

Events, Events, Events!

Posted by Upcoming Dear Lois Events on Thu Nov 12th, 2015 at 12:27 pmExciting Events Coming Up!

National Adoption Month

Posted by Adoption Changes Lives on Wed Nov 11th, 2015 at 5:17 pmAdoption: A Loving Choice

Dear Lois Updates

Posted by We are gaining momentum! on Tue Oct 27th, 2015 at 12:00 pmGreat results; positive updates!

Blessings From Above

Posted by Is God Working in the Darkness? on Tue Oct 6th, 2015 at 5:22 pmBlessings in the Darkness

Oct 3 Le Caffe' Bistro Signing

Posted on Thu Oct 1st, 2015 at 11:38 amJoin us on Oct 3!

Oct 2 ECFA Banquet Book Signing

Posted on Wed Sep 30th, 2015 at 6:00 pmOct 2 Book Signing

Dear Lois - news, news and more news!

Posted on Wed Sep 30th, 2015 at 5:30 pmExciting Progress

Hope and a Future

Posted by God's plans for us on Sun Sep 13th, 2015 at 1:14 pmWhat an awesome God whose plan for us offers us hope

My Own

Posted by An Adoptive Mother's Heart on Fri Sep 11th, 2015 at 12:11 pmA well-known adoption poem

Thanks to Dear Lois Friends/Sponsors

Posted by We appreciate you on Wed Sep 9th, 2015 at 5:02 pmSome awesome places to consider.....

More Dear Lois Reviews!!

Posted by Blessed by our readers! on Mon Sep 7th, 2015 at 12:54 pmWe appreciate everyone's support of Dear Lois....keep the reviews coming - please!!

The Sons of God

Posted by We are born of God on Sun Sep 6th, 2015 at 12:51 pmWhat a loving God....

Chosen Child

Posted by What is a chosen child? on Fri Sep 4th, 2015 at 12:17 pmWhat a gift - a birth mother choses a family for her child; an adoptive family choses a child to fill their arms.

The Spirit of Adoption

Posted by This is where adoption all began..... on Sun Aug 30th, 2015 at 12:33 pmAdoption was designed by God and is part of His story; what an awesome creation!

Dear Lois Readers - We Need Your Input!!

Posted by We would greatly appreciate your help! on Wed Sep 2nd, 2015 at 12:00 pmWould you be willing to be part of the journey of children finding their forever families?

Praying for a Child

Posted by Waiting for a child during infertility can be an emotional journey on Mon Aug 31st, 2015 at 5:37 pmGod is there ready to hear our prayers

A Review By Lois's Daughter, Jenaya

Posted by Blessed by our new family! on Wed Aug 26th, 2015 at 12:02 pmWe are so blessed that Jenaya, Bryan and families are now part of our family!

Trusting in the Lord

Posted by God lights up our path even during the difficult times! on Fri Aug 28th, 2015 at 5:17 pmSometimes we may not understand the direction our life is going, but God does and is walking beside us always!

The Gift of You

Posted by An adoptive parent's first thoughts when seeing their child.... on Mon Aug 24th, 2015 at 12:13 pmI remember feeling so blessed when I first saw both of my children for the first time!

Our First Reviews

Posted by Dear Lois - an Amazing Journey! on Fri Aug 14th, 2015 at 4:59 pmWe are so humbled by the first reviews that came out shortly after publishing....

Adoption as Sons

Posted by God adopts us into His family on Sun Aug 23rd, 2015 at 5:38 pmGod adopts us into His family as many adopt children into theirs....

The Gift of Life

Posted by Celebrating Life! on Sun Aug 16th, 2015 at 12:04 pmI am thankful for the gift of life of my children through the miracle of adoption!

More Dear Lois Reader Reviews!!

Posted by We are very humbled and encouraged! on Fri Aug 21st, 2015 at 12:00 pmThanks to Jenn, Myrna and Lisa for your reviews!

Adopted by God

Posted by Did you know that adoption is biblical? on Mon Aug 17th, 2015 at 6:18 pmOur adoption into God's family is priceless!

The Importance of Birth Mothers

Posted by Humbling! on Wed Aug 19th, 2015 at 5:25 pmThis speaks so much truth about how special birth mothers are!

FNL- July 31- Book Signing

Posted on Thu Jul 30th, 2015 at 6:30 pmWhat are you doing this Friday night? Come on down to Martha Merrell's Bookstore during Waukesha's Friday Night Live!

Merle Norman Signing

Posted on Tue Jul 28th, 2015 at 10:12 pmBook Signing #1- A Success! What a blessing it was to have our very first book signing under our belt...

Waueksha Friday Night Live Book Signing

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 at 10:00 amCome listen to great music and get your copy of Dear Lois for us to sign!

Our First Book Signing!!!!!!!

Posted on Mon Jul 20th, 2015 at 8:03 pmOur first book signing is THIS WEEK (Wednesday, July 22, 2015) We are SO excited to share our journey with you and hear your stories!!

Have a nice weekend!

Posted on Fri Jul 10th, 2015 at 11:21 amHave a nice weekend!

It's Here!

Posted on Fri Jun 19th, 2015 at 1:49 pmIt's Here! Really - it is here!

Dear Lois - "Soft release" is here

Posted on Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 at 1:48 pmDear Lois - "Soft release" is here

Almost there!

Posted on Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 at 1:47 pmAlmost there!

Update - Dear Lois

Posted on Wed Feb 11th, 2015 at 1:44 pmUpdate - Dear Lois - We apologize for the long delay. Writing a book and working with a publisher is a whole new experience for us!

Update - May, 2014

Posted on Sat May 24th, 2014 at 1:43 pmUpdate - May, 2014

Thank you so very much!

Posted on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 1:42 pmThank you so very much!

Final Stretch

Posted on Tue Mar 11th, 2014 at 1:41 pmFinal Stretch

We did it!

Posted on Mon Feb 24th, 2014 at 1:37 pmWe did it!

End of Week One

Posted on Sat Feb 15th, 2014 at 1:33 pmEnd of Week One

Kickstarter Campaign

Posted on Tue Feb 11th, 2014 at 1:32 pmKickstarter Campaign

The journey begins

Posted on Wed Jan 29th, 2014 at 8:43 amThe journey begins

Who We Are

Posted on Sun Jan 26th, 2014 at 8:35 amJoin us as we tell our story.