Oh Peru, why do you hate me!

We were dealt yet another blow to the already numerous roadblocks and heartaches we have encountered since the start of our adoption journey.  The Peruvian government has now suspended all adoptions to foreigners pending investigations of agencies working outside of Peru that have not provided the country with post adoption reports/paperwork. This was done in … Continue reading Oh Peru, why do you hate me!

Knowing what I know now, would I do this again?

Aside from the usual "How long is it taking already?" and "Have you heard from Peru, do you know who the kids are?", another least favorite question of mine is "If you knew all this, would you still adopt?".  Don't get me wrong, I know people ask because they are genuinely  curious and concerned but … Continue reading Knowing what I know now, would I do this again?

Life Goes on and the wait Continues

It has been a most excruciating wait, with almost 2 and a half years.  As many families who have adopted or are currently adopting from Peru know well, sometimes the wait is quiet and lonely with no word from your agency or your Peruvian representatives. You just wait to hear news, any news about the process. … Continue reading Life Goes on and the wait Continues

Election Palooza, Yes Please! (said with a most sarcastic tone)

I have to say I have never been more interested in a presidential election outside of the country I am currently living in, more that I am today.  As if the U.S. elections weren't enough of a train wreck, this year I have the added stress of Peru's presidential elections. This April 10th the people of … Continue reading Election Palooza, Yes Please! (said with a most sarcastic tone)

Inner Thoughts of a Person Affected by Infertility Trying to Adopt

So today I sent in my final USCIS request so that they can approve our petition to adopt from a Hague Convention country.  I also woke up with that all-too-familiar grief over loss.  Infertility makes you feel many things, inadequate, angry, cheated and sorry for your self at the sight of a pregnant woman.  Now … Continue reading Inner Thoughts of a Person Affected by Infertility Trying to Adopt