Lisa Stauffer

California, United States

We came to a place of unknowns knowing that the one thing we wanted most was to be parents. After trying on our own and subsequently fertility treatments with no success it became for us about being Mom & Dad; and not needing to be pregnant to get to there and that was when we realized adoption would make us a family.

I first started blogging during our journey to parenthood through adoption to keep family and friends in touch with what we had going on. I continue that blog just for them as our daughters grow.

I continue the private blog and in 2013 started a more public blog "What Makes A Real Family" to share our journey, what parenthood is like, living in open adoptions and our relationships with extended family, now what it's like to be raising preadolescent girls while my own journey of perimenopause is going ..