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by @altheabuhler

“On good days I work out. On bad days I work harder.”
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If you’ve never lost a child to the outside world too young, just imagine that one day your daughter is with you and the next she’s gone - and you can’t get her back...
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Think about the empty hole in your family where she used to be... .
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Think about the laughter that’s suddenly missing...
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Think about the sound of the earth cracking under you as everything you thought your life would be is suddenly ripped away...
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Think about the sound your heart makes as it breaks...
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I’m not sure where I would be today if I hadn’t already found my Beachbody community before that day. The Trainers-turned-Mentors and my fellow Coaches-turned-Friends have taught me not just about fitness & nutrition but also about recovery and personal development and strength of self. .
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My heart did break that day - terrible and loud.
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I will never mend that part of my heart, and frankly I don’t want to. It’s reserved for someone special.
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👧🏻 And as this week marked the 4th awful anniversary of that day, I saw this quote and it SPOKE to me. I have a responsibility to so many people not to let it break ME. .
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I admit, I don’t always stay up. Grief doesn’t work that way. It’s up and down, and sometimes it takes me down with it.
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But when your heart is broken, you can choose to stay down and quit -or you can rise and get stronger. .
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It IS a choice. I choose me.
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Sending strength to you in your struggles today.
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#ConquerNation #ConquerCelebrateRepeat


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by @mirandakaterusso

Sunday, Muddy Sunday.

Vegan Street Fair
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by @mirandakaterusso

Sunshine, I’ve been loving you since I was as old as you are, and imagined holding you in my arms. You weren’t an idea I had a couple of years ago, or an alternative to something else, you were in my aching soul as long as I can remember.

East Los Angeles, California
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by @nyap_dayton

🍁🍂FOSTER PARENT OF THE MONTH🍂🍁: Rick and Rebecca Morin are foster parents most definitely worth giving a shout out to! Rick and Rebecca have adopted 5 sweet kiddos and currently have one foster youth in their home! Rick and Rebecca do an exemplary job maintaining an extremely busy schedule full of therapies, appointments, and meetings. The Morins are also fantastic advocates for each youth in their home academically, developmentally, medically, and therapeutically. Rick and Rebecca have and are trainers for NYAP as well! The Morins are a big family who deeply care for the children that are placed in their home! Thank you for all that you do Rick and Rebecca!🌻 #fosterparentofthemonth #fostercare #fostertoadopt #foster #adoption #fosterparents #daytonfostercare #dayton #parents #nyap #fosteradoption

National Youth Advocate Program- Dayton
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by @refreshstl

T'S THE SALE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!🛍👏😆🎊
Shop this Saturday (10/13) at ReFresh and score 50% off Designer/Boutique apparel!*
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Love our mission?
SHARE our sale post on Facebook or Instagram, or DONATE to score an extra 10% off your purchase!** -Do you want to update your wardrobe for a great cause? Then shop and DONATE at ReFresh! Kid, youth, and young adults in foster care receive 90% off at ReFresh and all proceeds from public sales benefit the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition- It's a wonderful shopping experience that your heart and wallet can support! :) Where are we located?
1710 S. Brentwood Blvd. (across from Whole Foods)

What are our hours?
Monday -Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

Do we buy clothing?
Great question! We are a non-profit to benefit youth and young adults in foster care so everything is donation based. We provide a tax receipt for all your self-valued donations.
Other questions?
Feel free to call us at 314-881-0331.
Thanks for shopping, sharing, and donating to better the lives of kids in foster care! #refreshstl #nonprofit #fostercare #fosteradoption #resaleboutique #designerresale #sale #shopforacause #donate #makeadifference *Some exclusions apply, see store for details. **Please see store for details.

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by @brynwied

See a foster family or young mom or someone who comes to church looking like a train ran them over every week?
Don’t ask how you can help and put it on them to come up with an idea. Be like @lynnhamill . Send a text asking what day this week works best to come watch the kids and give mom a morning off. Then show up.
Lynn, you are AMAZING. I thank you, my kids thank you, just plain thank you sooooo much for playing and loving on my boys this morning. Hands and feet of Jesus right there. You wore them out so hardcore all of us were in bed by 6:30 pm and it was THE BEST 😍😍🙌🏻




#lifeathome #mecabinsucabin #fosterfamily #churchfamily #parenting #momlife #lifewithlittles #specialneedsfamily #servelikejesusserved #gratefulmom #fosteradoption #adoptionislove #fostercare #friendship


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by @leahfrisosky

So we bought a house this week AND received the amazing news that our home study was APPROVED!!! So you’re looking at approved waiting parents! It feels too good to be true! It’s been such a long process and we still have a long way to go but just knowing that we’re closer to being matched with our future child(ren) and having a large enough home for them is surreal!
I have to give a huge shoutout to Kirk Chivas and the whole team at @firstcommercefinancial for making our purchase seamless! Thank you for your constant communication and support!
Now to actually get this house decorated and turned into a HOME!

#homesweethome #adoption #fosteradoption #homestudyapproved


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by @indianaadoption

New family created today! ☺️
www.IndianaAdoption.com
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❤️Pregnant?🤰🏼 Considering adoption?
💚Open and closed adoption
💙Help with living 💵 and 🏥
💜317-575-5555 ☎️
❤️317-721-2030 text
💛Indiana-based family 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 business
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#indianadoption #indiana #adoption #adoptionindiana #adoptionattorney #adoptionagency #kirshadoption #openadoption #birthmom #birthmomma #birthmomproud #birthmomsrock #expectantmom #privateadoption #adoptiveparents #baby #adoptionjourney #infantadoption #adoptionplan #adoptionrocks #adoptionstrong #adoptionislove
#dcsadoption #dcs #fostertoadopt #childadvocates #fostercare #fosteradoption


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by @alexbluedavis

The only people I want to impress, my daughters. (Make sure you put the volume up.) @greysabc for more of my babies follow my wife: @mirandakaterusso

Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital
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by @_lindsm

It’s kinda funny. Life never really goes like you plan, or even wanted to plan. Most of the time it far surpasses hopes and dreams, or it’s hard, and full of heartache. But I’m in a state of constant clarity lately. Things I said I’m “not” or “will never be” have came into my life and it’s really opened my eyes. Most of you know Matt and I have been unable to “naturally” have kids. And we’ve sought different options but have been led back to a route we both have been scared of. Foster care, *dun dun dun* people kinda look confused when we say that. Of course we are in it to adopt, to grow our family dreams. But there’s always a chance of reunification. And that’s S C A R Y. Anyways I’m ready, I’m ready to be stretched, and grown. Molded and possibly broken. I have a crazy amazing support system (Matthew) and to us this is finally a “challenge accepted”. Secondly working for a multi level marketing co. This has changed my mentality of work! I’ve grown up adoring my dad (he’s an entrepreneur) and it’s only made since this season of my life has opened up. It’s created “grocery money, to fun money, to car payment money” and I’ve embraced a network of women who have helped me every single step of the way. If your curious jump in, the worst thing in life to do, is stand still and wait. I know life is “never perfect” but life is working its way with us. Maybe not conventionally, but’s it’s our world. It’s made us, us. ✨💛 .
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#dateyourspouse #fostercare #fosteradoption #sweetbabies #nc #wilmington #marriedclub #haircare #haircarerevolution #modernnature #outdoors #backyard #living #happy #happiness #mylove #iphonephotography #instagramhusband

Murraysville, North Carolina
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by @mirandakaterusso

2 years ago on this exact date we got a call for two little girls, one only 3 days old and one almost 2 (a “sibling set”), pulled them out of an unmarked white van, looked them in the eyes and knew they were ours forever.

City Terrace Park
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by @thehalfdozenhome

As soon as I departed from the norms of family building and into foster care I realized we were different. But what is continually surprising to me is that what I consider normal, healthy and fun many parents think of as dangerous 😬😬😬😬 I’m always the mom encouraging her kids to climb higher, roam further, dig deeper, explore, get dirty, be free!!! Today’s adventures included pulling each other around in a horse cart 😂😬 Which side of motherhood do you fall? Wild? Cautious? Somewhere in between?? And if you know it what’s your enneagram number!! It’s amazing to see the correlation between how we see the world and your number!! If you’re not familiar with enneagram I’ll talk about it in my stories today!

Stanislaus, California
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by @altheabuhler

ARE YOU HERE TO STAY THE SAME OR TO GROW & GET BETTER?!?! .
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Yesterday my 13yo was frustrated when I was helping him with his math. He said he felt dumb for not knowing it.
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I reminded him (gently... 💞) “You aren’t going to school to PROVE what you already know!! You’re there to LEARN the things you don’t know yet!”
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He was actually relieved... And a lot less mad at me!! (Anyone relate?!?!)
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Today I was reminded of my own advice when I was STRUGGLING during my workout - my balance is still off a lot since my foot surgery in August. .
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But when the trainer today said “How HIGH can you GO?!” it was the exact motivation I needed to push harder in that moment! .
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I see adults stop themselves from learning and improving all the time. .
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They want to quit something brand new when they don’t just walk into it as THE expert!
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Or sometimes we return to something we used to be good at and get frustrated when we have to retrace steps because we’re out of practice.
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YOU are your own worst critic! WHY?!?! That doesn’t make any sense! We know this when we’re helping our kids! Give yourself time to learn and get better too!
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And THEN see how high you can gooooo!! (See video in my Stories ☝️)
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#ConquerCelebrateRepeat #ConquerNation


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by @nmichny

We have our FINAL interview tomorrow and FINAL home inspection next Friday! We can see the finish line. Here is a picture of Cody testing out the glider a few months ago. 😍❤️ #fosteradoption#babymichny#paperpregnant


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by @thehalfdozenhome

Hello new friends!!! I’m so happy to have you all here!! I figured I would introduce us for all you new friends!! I’m Megan, oddly not pictured here 😂🤦🏼‍♀️
I have six beautiful children Jude-Olive-Ivy-Sawyer-Levi & Etta ❤️❤️ My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been together for 18 years 😱😱 5 years ago we ventured into foster care to adopt one baby to go with our two biological kiddos and finish our family 😂😂.... sooo... that didn’t go as planned😂😂. We are beyond blessed to be raising this brood of children. I am a stay at home mom and I homeschool the oldest 3 children. The little boys are both in Kindergarten at the local public school and are loving it. The plan is to bring them home next year for homeschooling, but if this life has taught me anything it’s don’t get too attached to plans. Haha so we will see what next year holds!! I love my family and friends fiercely. I love the enneagram, coffee, decorating my home and building my kids and I capsule wardrobes. I’m so happy to have you here!! Can’t wait to hear from you all!!!


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by @rachelgulla

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by @indianaadoption

10 finalizations today! I had someone in the courthouse walk up to me and say “it’s raining babies here today!” We love how much everyone at the courthouse looks forward to these adoptions and take such good care of our clients ☺️
www.IndianaAdoption.com
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❤️Pregnant?🤰🏼 Considering adoption?
💚Open and closed adoption
💙Help with living 💵 and 🏥
💜317-575-5555 ☎️
❤️317-721-2030 text
💛Indiana-based family 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 business
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#indianadoption #indiana #adoption #adoptionindiana #adoptionattorney #adoptionagency #kirshadoption #openadoption #birthmom #birthmomma #birthmomproud #birthmomsrock #expectantmom #privateadoption #adoptiveparents #baby #adoptionjourney #infantadoption #adoptionplan #adoptionrocks #adoptionstrong #adoptionislove
#dcsadoption #dcs #fostertoadopt #childadvocates #fostercare #fosteradoption


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by @rallistribe

We are crazy about these four. They are each so different, special and unique. Life is not always easy. Adoption is not always easy. Special needs are not always easy. But these babes sure do make it beautiful, and they teach us everyday. They teach us to be courageous, to keep our hearts open and tender, to root for the underdog, to forgive quickly, to express our emotions, and to listen intently. Our children are some of the most insightful, intelligent and ingenious people we know. We are the lucky ones. The luckiest. 🖤

Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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by @indianaadoption

Baby boy arrived yesterday!
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www.IndianaAdoption.com
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❤️Pregnant?🤰🏼 Considering adoption?
💚Open and closed adoption
💙Help with living 💵 and 🏥
💜317-575-5555 ☎️
❤️317-721-2030 text
💛Indiana-based family 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 business
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#indianadoption #indiana #adoption #adoptionindiana #adoptionattorney #adoptionagency #kirshadoption #openadoption #birthmom #birthmomma #birthmomproud #birthmomsrock #expectantmom #privateadoption #adoptiveparents #baby #adoptionjourney #infantadoption #adoptionplan #adoptionrocks #adoptionstrong #adoptionislove
#dcsadoption #dcs #fostertoadopt #childadvocates #fostercare #fosteradoption


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by @indianaadoption

We had a very busy weekend! Joel went to the northern part of the state to get two consents to adoption signed. We’ve had numerous new expectant moms contact us and have been scheduling meetings to meet with each of those brave women considering adoption. We also have a baby on the way today!
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www.IndianaAdoption.com
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❤️Pregnant?🤰🏼 Considering adoption?
💚Open and closed adoption
💙Help with living 💵 and 🏥
💜317-575-5555 ☎️
❤️317-721-2030 text
💛Indiana-based family 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 business
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#indianadoption #indiana #adoption #adoptionindiana #adoptionattorney #adoptionagency #kirshadoption #openadoption #birthmom #birthmomma #birthmomproud #birthmomsrock #expectantmom #privateadoption #adoptiveparents #baby #adoptionjourney #infantadoption #adoptionplan #adoptionrocks #adoptionstrong #adoptionislove
#dcsadoption #dcs #fostertoadopt #childadvocates #fostercare #fosteradoption


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by @seemamabee

I felt sick. Like just got off a merry-go-round sick. Scratch that. Sick like I just off a whirling-flipping-upside down roller coaster sick. I took the test and was elated. Then, told the hubby. This is how I found out I was going to be a mama. What’s your story? #babyontheway #pregnant #pregnancy #babybump #momtobe #mumtobe #preggers #preggo #mommytobe #adoption #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #lovemakesafamily #adoptionstrong #fostercare #fosteradoption #fostertoadopt #waitingtoadopt #love


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by @mirandakaterusso

Ride or die sissy’s. ❤️🥀💯

Melrose Trading Post
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by @providential_house

To think that even last year this scene looked far more chaotic and filled with more tears. We have been working on getting these small people to all sit still and listen to a chapter book in the evening. I’m here to say don’t give up. Keep trying, keep training them to sit quietly and listen. I promise even our child with the shortest attention span now begs to be able to sit in the reading room with candles lit and daddy reading. My heart leaps for joy to know that our hard work has paid off. I encourage you to keep at it! Tonight we are continuing to read through The Hobbit. #notimpossible #fostercare #fosteradoption #homeschooling #homeschoollife #readadloudtime #nightlyreading #teachthemyoung


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by @cadey_fenn

We have this thing we tell our kids everyday...
“You know how big I love you? So big there is nothing you can do for me to not love you”.

Today Maylie came to me and said “you know how BIG I love you mommy?”
“I don’t know, how big?” (Me just playing the game)
“I don’t know you gotta tell me!” - Maylie 😂
Baby girl you’ve taught me that LOVE always wins! ❤️
(And I mean, look at that face!!!) #adoption #fostercare #fosteradoption #dearsister

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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