Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hello out there, my name is Sharla and I was adopted at birth. I started this blog to help promote adoption as a life option. I was adopted from Ft. Worth, TX 50 years ago. I was blessed with wonderful parents, and a protective older brother. I've been happily married for almost 31 years now, and my husband, Jim, is an amazing man. When we got married I was blessed with a 6 year-old stepson, whom I love as my own. My husband and I were then blessed with two more children, a son and a daughter. We have eight grandchildren, six girls and two boys, all between the ages of 9 months and 8 years old!

This blog is going to be positive, full of life, and informational. I'm excited to get started. I will post links to pro-life web sites, talk about good books, and share stories about my crazy, wonderful life!


  1. I'm so excited you finally got your blog up and running! Can't wait to see it grow!

  2. My name is Carolyn and I was adopted at 13 days in 1944. I had a wonderful childhood being raised mostly on a ranch in Central Texas. Like Sharla, I had two amazing brothers whom I adored
    After I had my first child, I was with my parents at a restaurant and a lady who had grown up with my dad asked who I was. He told her I was his daughter and she immediately exclaimed, "She sure don't look like you!" to which my dad quipped back, "That's the one we bought", and winked at me. From that time on I was the "store bought member". It was a joy to share that funny event with my daddy and I have taken pleasure in being "store bought"!

    I have three wonderful sons and a wonderful daughter to which I have added about half a dozen wonderful bonus children, and many grandchildren both natural and bonus, all very cherished. And I have one precious great granddaughter.

    All of my life my parents never made a distinction of value between my brothers and me. We all tied for first place in my parents' eyes. This was the training and upbringing which made it so easy, like Sharla, to pull my "bonus" children into my fold, and also which allowed me to teach 37 years of public school and add them all to my fold. As a little child I wanted 100 children...little did I know it would build to almost 2,000 over the years. But the ones who grew up in my home whether from birth or for a while are the ones I claim as my own...just like my parents did me.

    Sharla, my niece, is a third generation adopted child who followed me, and I followed my mother, Sharla's grandmother. So being adopted "runs in our jeans".

  3. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story Aunt Carolyn. Just one of the many strong, wonderful women in my life.

    1. Thank you, beautiful niece. God is good and at a family reunion, even my own 3 year old granddaughter ran across the park to Sharla yelling, "Granny! Granny! Granny! Gra....OH! You not my Granny!' But took up with Sharla anyway and especially after I got there shortly thereafter and she could tell us apart. It is wonderful to share that memory

    2. I am so proud of you, my sweet friend, for sharing your story and putting yourself out there. If you change just one life, it will be worth it. You go, girl!!


  4. You are such a blessing to all of us, Sharla. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us!

  5. Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, and for the kind words. I pray that this blog will be helpful, and that the information on here will let people know that there is always hope, and people who care.