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Today was a big day, like a really big day, a life changing type of day. Today a sweet little guy, Brendyn was adopted and Molly officially became his forever mom. Their story is a bit of a miracle. He told me one time, ‘Molly has been praying for me for eleven years, but I […]

Adoption, Insights, Reflections

February 6, 2021

Adoption Day!

Plus some…it was one year on November 21st! It does not seem possible. The last year just flew by. We put together a graphic of all the great things that have happened in the last year and I am still not sure how it all happened but it did. AND I am here for even […]

Insights, Reflections

December 16, 2020

One Year!

It’s been awhile, things have been busy. But in a great way! I was reflecting on being busy and how I use to feel sheer exhaustion with work. Social work is hard. Every day it is super heavy ‘stuff.’ I pondered why I didn’t feel the exhaustion I use to feel, but instead I now […]

Insights, Reflections

September 18, 2020


I realized a couple days ago that I had hit the 6 month mark of Kin Connect becoming a certified Child Placement Agency. It has happened so fast… I have an overwhelming sense of being grateful, of being blessed. In this short amount of time so many wonderful things have transpired. I am thankful for […]

Insights, Reflections

June 9, 2020

6 month reflections.

To prepare, to foster the growth of… I love this time of year. Farmers are burning ditches and working fields in preparation to plant. The newly turned dirt after the swipe of a tractor and plow is comforting to me. It must resonate with me as happy and carefree times from my childhood. Watching the […]

Education, Insights, Resources

May 4, 2020


This month is child abuse prevention month. It takes a community… What a wild start to the month and really the year. 2020 started with excitement and opportunity. Even with the craziness of Covid19, I am still excited about the opportunities yet to come this year. That being said it is extremely disheartening to think […]

Education, Resources

April 3, 2020

April- Child Abuse Prevention Month