5 Kinds of People that Make Me Avoid the Adoption Topic

Generally I love talking about our adoption with people who are truly interested about our progress and our feelings about it.  Most people we encounter may ask a few strange questions but we always know they have the best intention of learning about what we are facing. I also don't expect people NOT going through … Continue reading 5 Kinds of People that Make Me Avoid the Adoption Topic

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Things I’ve Learned Through Adoption

NOTHING......that's right, I have learned NOTHING!!  I don't know what to tell you people, 5 years in and I don't know what the hell I'm doing.  So I guess, that is what I have learned......that I know nothing.  I have learned that the process is so individualized that you can only document the official paperwork … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned Through Adoption

Highs, Lows, highs….and that is the Adoption Process!

Happy New Year 2018!  So far we are not quite fans.  Let's recap the holidays shall we?  The very first gift of Christmas was opened by us on Saturday, December 9th when we received our long awaited approval (oh and bonus, Army beat Navy in football that very same day).  We were now approved to … Continue reading Highs, Lows, highs….and that is the Adoption Process!

If I Hear “Be Patient” One More Time….

....One more time..I dare you....try me!! When it comes to adoption for a family that has been waiting for over 4 years, telling someone to 'be patient' is asking God to take your life.  It creates the same emotions of rage and resentment you give a new mother when you say her newborn is ugly. … Continue reading If I Hear “Be Patient” One More Time….

A Day in the Life of Adoption Errands

So here I was again returning to NYC to notarize, authenticate and apostille documents for, hopefully, the last time throughout this adoption process. Here is how my day went. Woke up at the butt-crack of dawn to make sure my ‘adult’ (he’s all of 18 now) son gets all the things he needs for school … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Adoption Errands