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Today Mr. Magic is joining me to talk about our adoption story! It’s been a long process but soooo worth it! We know many of you have been on this journey with us so we wanted to sit down to go over all of your questions. In this episode, we are giving you the details of our personal story, as well as encouragement to anyone who is thinking about adoption.

Hit the Highlights

(5:30) How our adoption story started.
(11:36) Foster to adopt.
(13:30) What happens while you are waiting to adopt .
(16:50) How we met Ari.
(23:30) Adopting Ari.
(27:33) Navigating the family dynamic.
(31:02) Did the kids support the adoption?
(32: 50) The toughest part about adoption.
(34:19) The three words to describe the adoption process.
(41:23) How we navigated expectations around Ari’s bio family.
(44:00) Could Ari’s bio parents take her back?
(45:40) Our thoughts on the foster care system.
(47:32) An encouragement about adoption.

Important Links

Talking with Mr. Magic about our First Year with Ari:
Read more about our adoption process and see photos of the Allwood Family at

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