That is Rowan's order. Two sisters, please. Named Rose and Moose. Well, maybe not. But maybe so (except for the named 'Moose' bit). We are working towards adopting. Given the time frames and many unknowns, we don't say much about it yet, other than to acknowledge it is 'in our plans'. Perhaps this reticence goes back to our first adoption experience. ...more
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So, I take them into the baby's room with it's newly painted lavender walls, the gifted crib, new super comfy glider with matching ottoman, new changing table, new stroller/car seat combo, and all of the other assorted and sundry baby things that we've either purchased or received as gifts. "You've done a really nice job in here," says my mom. "Do you like the color?" I ask. "It's really pretty," she replies and then after a pause adds, "I guess I just thought you'd have this room closed up."...more
I have been writing this post over and over in my head the last couple weeks. I just am not sure I have the words, not sure I can convey the emotion of all this. I am going to do my best, bare with me…
Friday 3/18- I am at work and about 9:30 in the morning by cell vibrates in my pocket. I sneak it out for a look and see a 609 area code calling me. I grew up in New Jersey and know the area code, but most of my contact with people from my home state is limited to FaceBook....more
I was pregnant with Coby when we brought the girls home from Vietnam. They were only 11 months old when he was born. They don’t remember life without baby Coby, he was just always there. They were much too young to remember me pregnant with him or life without him....more
File this one under cheap election year politics (even if it’s not quite election year, the gentlemen have started their engines).
Arizona has passed a new law directing child welfare professionals to favor married couples over singles or unmarried couples (code for same-sex couples, really) in child placement decisions whether adoption or foster care, "if all other factors are equal."
Do you know anyone who has been adopted or ever been part of an adoption? Well, here is astory that looks at that subject matter from a few different perspectives.http://www.tiredofpreviews.com/2011/04/mother-child.html...more
This is a story of a dog adopted for an autistic boy (who was also adopted). He learns what adoption means and finds love and family for the first time! It’s told from Chance the dog’s point-of-view....more