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By March 25, 2011November 24th, 2016Adoption


This week was awesome…we finally got a court date! We travel mid May to meet our boys for the first time. Words can’t describe how we are feeling.

Micah is now 22 months old and Kai is 4 months old. We often get photos and updates of the boys, which we can’t share until they are legally ours, but they are very healthy and SUPER cute!

We were placed with Micah and a baby boy late in October. We would have gotten the boys in January (or sometime around then), but on December 5th, we were given terrible news…the baby died of Malaria. We had everything ready, two cribs, two car seats, baby clothes, diapers,…I even had a chest freezer filled with breast-milk (thanks Rebecca). So when the agency asked if we wanted to be placed with another baby, we said “of course!” We were sent a photo of a new baby within 5 minutes which made us realize just how many children need homes. But with that decision, it made Micah’s wait that much longer. So we closed the door to the boys’ room and tried not to think about the long wait…which is impossible!

This is the longest marathon I have ever been in. Our journey started in August 2008, we had so many bumps in the road; including a job loss of my husband for 12 months (which is why I started writing books…so I wouldn’t lose the dream of adoption). But the finish line is in the horizon. I can’t wait to snuggle with the boys and my husband early on a Sunday morning.

Thank you to all of you who have supported us on this journey. All of my book sales go towards the adoption (and probably another one in the future:).

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Anonymous says:

    Hello! I just started reading your blog upon the recommendation of a friend and totally love it! I’ve recently adopted a healthier lifestyle and feel great for it!

    Anyway, congratulations on adopting two children! That is huge news in anyone’s life! Where are you adopting from? Or are you unable to say? Very exciting! Congrats again!

  • Thank you for your support!

    We are adopting from Ethiopia. I will post photos as soon as we can:)

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! They are so lucky to have you! =)

  • Adoption can be a marathon of peaks and valleys.

    I’m so pleased to hear things are moving along for you and your family.


  • Congratulations Maria!!! Wishing the best to you and your new family…I hope you post pictures! 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    Fantastic news, Maria. May God bless you and your hubby and little boys with much happiness and a full life.

  • Marianne says:

    Just found your blog through a friend. We brought home our son from Ethiopia last summer. What an amazing journey adoption is! Many blessings in the coming months.

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