Saturday, August 21, 2010


Chloe!  Chloe is our little princess. She came to live with us at six weeks old. She was our very first foster/adopt placement and she stole our hearts the moment we met.   Chloe was born addicted to meth, and was not able to return home, so we adopted her in March of 2009. 
Today... She is 3 years old and is a force of nature.   She is sweet, funny, expressive, and dramatic.  A whirlwind of emotions and energy in a very small package.   Chloe has her Daddy wrapped around her little finger (as every little girl should)  but she loves to spend time snuggling with her mommy as wellChloe's special needs stem mostly from her prenatal exposure to drugs, but also from some attachment issues that have started to present themselves. 

One of her challenges is that she is ALWAYS in motion...  
She is our little daredevil to say the least, and will try almost anything once.   Chloe has a fantastic vocabulary and is extremely smart. We just need to figure out how to help her channel the explosive energy God has blessed her with!
I have a couple goals for Miss Chloe Lou this year. The first is for her to go to the Head Start program in our area. She starts the second week in September.  Her team, including Nic and I, think it will be extremely beneficial for her. I would also like to see her start an extracurricular activity.   She has two main interests.  Music and Motion.   So we are thinking either Gymnastics or Music lessons of some kind. The last goal for her will be potty training.  We have made some progress in this area in the last week, but since she is blessed with such a strong will, we want to make it her idea not ours so that we don't have a battle over it.
Our daughter has so much going for her. We just pray for wisdom in helping her to understand where she came from, and helping her navigate the challenges that she will face. I wanted to end this post with a couple of my favorite pictures of her.


  1. She is soooo stinking cute! Oh my goodness....praise God for her:P
    I do have a question regarding her addiction to meth when she was born. Will that pose a higher addition risk for her throughout her life? Do their bodies act like an adults would? just curious...And hoping that you never have to deal with that.

  2. ModernHippieMama: Yes Chloe will struggle more with issues of any addiction than the average person due to her prenatal exposure. I pray daily that she will break the cycle of their biological family. When she was detoxing from meth she slept alot. Mostly for the first four months. This caused developmental delays for her for the first year and a half. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have!