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Category Archives: Adoption

Happy Leah Day!

Four years ago my heart just about burst when Leah was placed in my arms for the very first time as my daughter. Today we celebrate Leah making us a Family of Four, evening out the genders in the house (at least for a couple years until the girls would take over). This seems toContinue Reading

Happy Adam Day

Seven years ago life changed completely when Adam was placed in our arms… while I can’t speak for Todd, I walked out of the SWS offices feeling equal parts joy and apprehension. What exactly had I signed on for, having never before changed a diaper or prepared a bottle of formula? I’d been entrusted withContinue Reading

Happy Elizabeth Day!

Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I became a mum for the third time exactly one year ago today. How can that be? you might ask. Well, Elizabeth moved in with us last December — but at the time, she said she really just needed a room. And meals. The plan seemed simple enough andContinue Reading

Friday Miscellany

Well, apparently I spoke too soon yesterday when I said that Leah hadn’t yet expressed much concern or interest in adoption. Last night, for the first time, she wanted to “blow lots of kisses to Korea” and then asked “Where I live when I a baby?” Huh. So we chatted for a bit about herContinue Reading

The Trouble with Closed Adoption

Adam gave his permission for me to share this so that it might help other adoptive parents (or adoptees) know that they’re not alone  — as much as his adoption affects me as his parent, I try to ensure that I’m not sharing information that he wants to keep private. If at some point heContinue Reading