Cold hands and warm hearts abound in Minnesota where adoption is as welcome as the first spring day! I love this place where "Minnesota Nice" has meant that even if you aren't native here, you can still find family, love and acceptance. After living in over 6 states and traveling as far as Japan, I have found home in one of our country's best kept secrets. Come spring, when the snow finally melts and the streets are swept clean, we look forward to traveling to Ethiopia to bring home our new son and little brother. With 24 years of marriage under our belts and 18 years of parenting, we are feeling older, wiser and a little more confident exploring this journey to adopt.