Tag Archives: Adoption

Updates, updates and more updates!

Well, my new friend in the foster program promised and boy, did she ever deliver!  On Monday morning I received an 11 page, month-by-month update beginning in February of last year up to this month.  I am shocked that all of this information exists yet would never have been provided to us. Once again, the whole China adoption baffles me and makes me throw my hands in the air saying “What the?”  But at the same time, we did find [...]

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SOS = UPDATE!

Well, if there is any good to come of last night’s panic attack, after finding new info on Macey on a foster home’s website, it’s that we got a really great update on her from our agency in the wee hours of the morning.  I had sent a distress signal to them by way of a total freaked out email.  I basically said hey, there are two big, BIG issues that weren’t disclosed in her paperwork, so we need further [...]

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So what’s up with the adoption?

I have been getting lots of questions in person about what’s going on with Macey and the adoption process so I thought I would give a quick update on our adoption blog ..about the actual adoption.  Imagine that.  There really isn’t anything going on right now other than we’re just waiting on the next step, which is LOA.  Hence the reason my posts have been about all sorts of random topics and not specifically the adoption process or Macey.  Honestly, [...]

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Birthdays

Today is our big kid’s 6th birthday.  Yep, turned 6 on 6/06.  That means he was born on 6/06/06!  Yowza, hello Damien!  HA.  He couldn’t be more the opposite. The sweetest most easy going kid ever.  I don’t know about you all, but on birthdays, or really starting a few days prior, I get all sappy remembering the day my kids were born and all the sweet moments between now and then.  And it’s funny that I can’t think about [...]

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What made you want to adopt?

Well, folks, we’ve heard it all.  Well intentioned, or not, and everything in between. Real Question #1:  ”So what made you want to adopt?  Did you just want to do something nice that you felt good about?” Real Comment #1:  ”Oh, you’re adopting?  That’s so honorable.” Real Comment #2:  ”Well that’s a perfect way to get a little girl since you have 2 boys!” Perhaps these types of questions and comments aren’t meant to be as off-putting as they seem [...]

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Macey will understand

I had planned to go to the Chinese Consulate in the city on Thursday morning but I had a little setback.  I was just about to get into the shower when I hit the button on my phone simply to do a time check.  That’s when I saw that I had a missed call and voicemail from a good friend.  I knew something was up just by the fact that she had called so early.  After listening to her voicemail, [...]

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Problem / Issue / Confession

I have a few issues going on right now but I’ll start with the first one, which is that my husband has 2 middle names.  What?  You think that’s crazy?  Yeah, me too. You don’t even really need 1 middle name, so why 2?  I have always thought it was a little much and now, of course, it’s causing problems.  It was inevitable.  Things were coasting along a little too smoothly for a while. PROBLEM – Parker’s big, long, fancy [...]

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The name game and where we’re at in the adoption process

I’ll lead with the less interesting stuff… the process/paperwork.  Today we finished up the half a dozen notarizations we still needed. Not sure why we waited so long, but we did. Oh well. It’s all taken care of now. We have our USCIS fingerprint appointment on Thursday. Can’t wait.  Especially since we get to take our little guy with us.  That should make for a fun experience for all.  He’s actually a really great and well behaved kid, but he [...]

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And she’s 18 months old

It’s so strange to think we have another child.  Another child who we didn’t meet the moment she hit fresh air, and instead will greet her shortly before or after her second birthday. At a party the other night I talked to a woman who, with her family of course, if I’m correct, is the only other family in our town who has adopted internationally.  I may have mentioned much earlier on that I had emailed with a woman who [...]

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Words for a birth mother

I have a whole new post just about ready to go but I just watched a clip that made me screech to a halt and start anew.  I’ll put up the other, fun post, tomorrow. I just watched a clip from the show Smash.  It’s towards the end of an episode and Julia (Debra Messing) is reading a letter she wrote to her daughter’s birth mother.  I don’t know what the context of it was as I only watched this [...]

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