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Tobey Thurston
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Adoption Awareness Month - Day 12
This adoption journey that we have been on has stretched us in so many ways. Emotionally, physically and spiritually we have been tested.  These boys like to test the limits and they sure do know which buttons to push!  Thankfully, so much good has been acc...

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Adoption Awareness Month - Day 11
Adoption Awareness Month Day 11: Keeping it simple today. Just want to say how thankful I am for my family. None of us are perfect and we drive each other crazy sometimes but, we are perfect together. #newbeginnings #lovemyfamily #adoptionawarenessmonth

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Adoption Awareness Month - Day 10
Anyone that has met Alex has seen his huge smile. He loves to help others. He takes care of the elderly. He likes big things (big house, big car). He loves to ride horses. He loves animals. And children love to be around him. He has a goal to see every ...

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Adoption Awareness Month - Day 9
We woke up this morning and heard the election results.  Donald Trump will become the next President of the United States.  This brings a lot of questions and anxiety for some Americans.   My boys are not American citizens yet but, I love how proud they are...

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Adoption Awareness Month - Day 8
Today is Election Day.  I was able to take Mark with me to vote and answer all of his questions about life in America.  We talked about what politics are like in Ukraine.  We talked about who we think would be the best President out of the current candidate...

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Adoption Awareness Month - Day 7
Oh how Mark has kept me on my toes since the day I met him!  He has gone through every range of emotion and has handled it like a champ most days!  We have laughed, we have cried and we have even hugged it out a few times.  There have been arguments and lot...

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Adoption Awareness Month - Day 6
Man's Best Friend.  That's what most people call their dog.  It has definitely rang true in our home.  Our dogs have always been part of our family.  I wasn't sure how they would react when 2 wild and loud teenage boys moved in and became part of the family...

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Adoption Awareness Day 5
Today is our 11th anniversary. When we were dating, I tried to imagine what our children would be like. Who would they look like? Would they be neat & organized like me? Have Todd's sense of adventure? Have a servants heart?  Our family may not have sta...

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Adoption Awareness Day 4
Today, as I sat freezing at a high
school football game, I realized how many wonderful people have become a
part of our lives because we are Mark and Alex's mom! The community of
Amherst County has fully welcomed us and made us feel right at home.
The...

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Adoption Awareness Month - 3
National
Adoption Month Day 3: When we started our adoption journey we knew we
could count our our awesome family for love and support. I am sure, at
times, they thought we were crazy for jumping in and becoming parents to
2 teenage boys from another c...
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