Our Adoption Story

Stratton Siblings Side-by-Side Photo Credit: Proud Mom

New to Team Possible

Posts for Families about Adopting Children with Exceptionalities!

I thought I would start this new section with some posts about our adoption journey. These first posts describe our first moments and answer the two most common questions I get asked.

The Gift of Love and sunshine: Ian Stratton

The Why

How Long Did It Take?

If you want more about our transition during the first year, you can check out The Game Ball, a story about my son and his first experience playing baseball. It demonstrates the power of youth sports and what can happen when coaches believe in the ability of all players. Play ball!


If you are looking for a post about the joy and exhaustion of parenting, then you might want to check out…Day 50: ‘Tis the Season for Exhausting Joy.

Or maybe you are dealing with realities of a long winter and siblings fighting, then you should read, F is for February, Family of Five, and So Much More

Ever wonder about conversations about birth moms and ice cream or what happens on your first vacation as a bio-adoptive family. In A Few Glimpses into Our Life 17 Months After Adoption, I reflect and share these insights and more.

I hope to share more resources and posts that create support for you and your family because we all need village. Here is a post about mine, The Unexpected Village Built through Adoption.

Finally, as I take the time to gather resources and write, you can hear about adoption from Ian in this news magazine piece from WCVB Chronicle. If you have any questions, suggestions, or have a story to share, please contact me at jlstrattonpossiblebooks@gmail.com.