What makes a child “yours” or “mine” in adoption?

Adoption Finalization in Court | The R House

A couple of weeks ago, we finalized Norah’s adoption in court. This makes her legally a Redfern. It was a beautiful day that we shared with family, dear friends, and Norah’s biological family. They all joined us in the courtroom and then we shared a fancy lunch together at The Grand America and took photos…. [Read More]

Photos and the Adoption Profile


This fall we had a Funbooth session with Lindsay Ross. These sessions are low-stress, all black and white (no matching clothes required–if you’re into that), and super speedy. Translation: These sessions are perfect for families with small children. The photos were candid, real, and hilariously our family. I love them all. After she sent me the images, I… [Read More]

A reminder to keep your open adoption promises.

  Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Ken Garff Honda of Orem. I was compensated for it, but the opinions expressed are all my own. I love these guys so much. In fact, just mention my blog and it will get you $500 off any car purchase (new, used, trade in, lease, etc.) at Ken… [Read More]

The Open Adoption Project | Describe an awkward moment during a visit

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The Open Adoption Project is a project my youngest son’s birth mother and I put together while she was visiting several months ago. We asked The R House Facebook Community if they had any questions for a birth mother and the adoptive mother she placed with in an open adoption …and then we sat down… [Read More]