Amanda is an adoptive mother and as you will see by her header her two boys are STINKIN' cute! Both her children have open relationships with their birthmothers and their families so Amanda knows a thing or two about open adoptions. Unfortunately, Amanda and her husband also know firsthand the heartache of going through a failed prospective placement, a subject which she may write more about in the future.
Besides being a mother Amanda is also a nurse and a runner- she has run the Ragnar (more than once) which automatically makes her go up a few extra notches on my "Awesomeness Scale". I admire anyone who not only trains for but finishes such events.
Head on over to Punkins and Love to see my answers to Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Foster Care.
P.S. This guest post totally counts as one of the (at least) six posts I wanted to post before National Adoption Month comes to a close!