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And We Will Wait…

One of my favorite teacher blogs titles all of her posts with lines from songs. I wish I was that creative… First, someone go show love to Prabha. She and her hubby traveled 8 hours yesterday thinking they would bring home their baby, but instead returned home empty-handed. I think that is every pre-adoptive parent’s… Continue reading And We Will Wait…

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Another Thursday

Throughout this whole process, it seems that Thursday is our “magical” day. Of course I don’t really believe in magic (well, maybe Disney magic…). But every important thing has happened on a Thursday: Meeting the adoption social workersMeeting the lawyerBeing approvedGetting “the call”Getting our first letter from SGetting every letter, in fact, from SGetting ultrasound… Continue reading Another Thursday

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How to Respond

Wow. Little did I know that I would inspire such hate and venom from total strangers. I have struggled all day with how to respond to the hateful comments I have gotten about yesterday’s post. I don’t know why yesterday’s post resulted in such comments; certainly, I feel I have posted things what would be… Continue reading How to Respond

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Friday Night Ramblings…

When I started this blog, it was for me. I admit it – I’m selfish. I wanted to know I wasn’t alone, and I wanted to keep a record of our journey. But sometimes it’s so intimidating to write it. I read my blogroll (see the right side of my page) and I am amazed… Continue reading Friday Night Ramblings…

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Communicating with Birth Mom

We got our second letter yesterday from S, our Birth Mother. It was a beautiful letter. See, there are circumstances surrounding S’s life that make it possible for us to communicate in exactly one way: letters written, sent to the lawyer and then mailed to us from the law offices. It’s kind of quaint, kind… Continue reading Communicating with Birth Mom

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Multiple Lists

I’m a list girl. I love to make lists, check things off, keep track of things. Guess how many lists I can make now that I am an expectant adoptive mother? Registry lists, shower guest lists, “things to do” for school lists, “things to do” for the baby’s room lists, “things to do” around the… Continue reading Multiple Lists