Welcome to Pregnant in My HeartTM
Great gifts for a Mom-In-Waiting!
ALSO GREAT FOR ALL ADOPTION ADVOCATES!
Let's Get the Word Out About Adoption Together!
goal is to continue sponsoring workshops and conferences as a way to
Keep us in your prayers!
This photo is of me, Lisa Zader, and my daughter Christina, taken in 2004.
in My Heart (TM) is an online adoption resource that works to Equip,
Support and Ignite hearts for hurting children. Through this website
and through local workshops and conferneces, our
goal is to help redefine how we view "those who adopt" of
who is "equipped" to be a foster parent.
Update from Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption :
currently seeking occasional and regular contributors to the website!
Are you an adoptive family? We would love to review your story and possibly share your story on PregnantInMyHeart.com.
To contact us, you can call us at 757-685-2218. We will have a form on the website soon that will allow you to contact us via email. PLEASE NOTE- This number is also for Captured by the Lens Photography, so don't be confused- You have found the right place!
I once heard this great quote, "There are moments in life when you love someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real."
That is what it feels like when you are waiting for your child to come home...You love them when they are still just a dream, when you your tummy hasn't changed a bit, but you really want to scream- LOOK AT ME, I'M PREGNANT IN MY HEART!!
This is a journey of discovery and enlightenment, a time in life to share with the world what it means to be "pregnant in my heart"...what it means to be a mom (or dad) in waiting...what it means to have a dream planted deep within in you, to love it, nourish it and wait for it...then to watch it unfold in your life, changing you forever in the process.
And when you are forever changed, you want to change others...their ideas, their perspectives, their questions, even their dreams. And you will, because it is impossible to be changed without changing those whose lives you touch. I don't know whose lives I will have the chance to impact, or who my daughter will touch in her life journey.
I don't know who will read my story, hear my cries and share my laughter along the way...who will discover the dream that was planted in my heart, or who will catch their own dream in the process, but I do know this: I was created by a heavenly father who has a plan and a purpose for me, for my husband, and for my daughter.
I can only see part of the plan; I only sense part of the purpose, but from the moment I discovered I was "pregnant in my heart," I knew that part of my journey would involve this joyful, painful, miraculous journey through adoption we began over 7 years ago. I think I know the moment of conception, but that is a story of its own.
This site is just the beginning, of dreams, hopes, knowledge, questions, resources, connections.... Yes, there is always more, because this is just the start, the day that you discover, I am pregnant in my heart.
in My Heart (TM) is an online adoption and foster care resource that also
for moms-in-waiting (adoption clothing, t-shirts and more), and will spotlight different adoptive families,
helping redefine how we view "those who adopt" and those "equipped" to be foster parents.
Pregnant in My Heart also offers links to other adoption resources and adoption BLOGS
as well as featured articles and thoughtful ponderings.