Welcome to aprildiaz.com

I started blogging at Plan A Ethiopia in early 2009 when we moved from a season of devastating infertility into a hopeful adoption journey. Since then, I’ve been amazed at the power of the global community. After nearly 200,000 visits on my adoption/parenting blog, this website was born.

I’m a big believer that “God’s word to us is almost always for the other” (an idea attributed to Dietrich Bonhoeffer). Over the years I’ve fallen in love with multiple groups of people - and the interplay between them! - as I’ve worked with these amazing folks.

  • Leaders
  • Orphans and the foster care/adoption community
  • Women, particularly working moms and vulnerable women
  • Teenagers

Somedays, these are disconnected smatterings of people. Other days, they are inextricably bound. Everyday, they carry a part of my heart.

If you know me, you know that I’m a working paradox. I’m fierce yet tender, faith filled yet deeply struggling, fun yet stupidly serious, future focused and desperately practicing to “be here now”.

This site is truly a working expression of who I am and what I do. At my core, I’m all about team. My hope for this site is that it would create forums for conversation and action. And that God would use my voice to build a collective voice into a community.

When I started blogging in 2009 I had no idea what was to come. May this site also be immeasurably more than I could ask or imagine [Ephesians 3:20-21].

Thanks for stopping by! Join the journey with me.

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April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.