How Adoption Made Our Family + Easy Cheesecake Recipe


On Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at around 3pm, I received a call from CPS for an 8-month-old baby boy that needed a foster home. “Foster only”, she repeated twice. “Sure!” was my quick response. {I was so excited to get to care for a baby – even if for just a little while.}

My husband & I had plans to attend our precinct convention that election night; however, that one phone call changed our plans from that night forward.  When that gorgeous baby boy with matted, sickly eyes arrived on our doorstep that Tuesday evening, our lives changed forever.

We adopted our “foster only” son 526 days later.  Adoption changed our lives!

We adopted our foster baby when he was 2 years old!

We adopted our foster baby when he was 2 years old!

According to the 2010 U.S. census, more than 1.5 million American families have been touched by adoption too, and fortunately the number of adoptive families has been steadily increasing each year!  The American family is changing, and brands, such as Honey Maid, support these changes.

Honey Maid #ThisIsWholesome Video

Like the American family, Honey Maid has continued to evolve across its 90 year heritage. From classic grahams to Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid’s wholesome products are made with whole grains and real honey, without high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors, and are wholesome snacks for my boys to take to school. {They got lectured when they took Halloween candy for snack}

JD with his brother making Teddy Graham snacks for school.

JD with his brother, LilBit, packing Honey Maid Teddy Graham snacks for school.

 

LilBit can make his own s'mores with Honey Maid graham crackers, marshmallow cream, and chocolate spread.

LilBit can make his own s’mores with Honey Maid graham crackers, marshmallow cream, and chocolate spread.

Easy No-Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Here is a super easy no-bake cheesecake that can be made in just 5 minutes using Honey Maid graham cracker pie crust. Great dessert recipe for busy moms.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.