Tag Archives: China 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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First a twist, now a turn!

What a roller coaster the last few days have been.  Sheesh.  Little did I know the can of worms I would open simply by following a friend’s advice to check out this foster program’s website to see if Macey may have been part of the program.  Not only did we find out that she was indeed part of the program, but we got an even bigger piece of news last night.   Parker and I attended a school board meeting [...]

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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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Surprise – a new baby picture of Macey!

Gotta love technology and modern communication.  I’ve mentioned before that I have this whole new group of cyber friends who I’ve met through different adoption yahoo groups and forums.  In the last few days I’ve been emailing back and forth with a new friend who just brought her little girl home 6 weeks.  Her little one has been having night terrors.  We went through a 5 month spell of those with our little guy last year so I reached out [...]

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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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How much Macey is too much Macey?

That’s the question that’s been circling around in my little head.  When I was visibly pregnant, it was an obvious topic of conversation.   Even strangers would engage in the “So, how far along are you?” or  ”Do you know if you’re having a boy or a girl?” talk at the supermarket check out lane.  But this time there’s no belly, it only comes up because I bring it up, and more and more lately I have found myself wondering [...]

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DTC, now what?

I almost don’t know what to do with myself.  I have free time and no longer obsessing over documents and deadlines, waking up in the middle of the night with the thought one little detail I need to take care of, etc.  It’s a strange, yet welcomed feeling. Now we wait patiently for LID and LOA, the next two big hurdles.  All the while doing nothing on our part but starting to actually prepare for Macey to come home. It’s [...]

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The Dossier has left the building!

Yesterday was a marathon of errands and somehow everything fell into place.  Not in quite the order I would have liked, but the end result was achieved, and that’s what matters the most. I headed into the city with our little guy directly from our big kid’s drop off.  Not even a stop for coffee.  Mommy meant business!  We got to the consulate in about 40 minutes, found a parking spot up front and headed in. Everything was looking great [...]

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