Tag: international adoption

happy! {the Chinese New Year post}

Last year, Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year) fell on February 19th.  We arrived home on the 5th.  Needless to say, our minds were far from a celebratory mode; we were more in, “please let this child fall asleep in less time than an hour” mode.  For the record, it didn’t happen. 😉 This …

Protected: pink shoes & cake

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all the things + ___________

When we were preparing for our adoption, our agency had us go through a good bit of training and education.  Seemed like it took an eternity to complete all of it, but it was good.  As with most things, the paper-ready person doesn’t necessarily mean the “completely ready in every aspect” person.  Example:  I completed …

obviously, I’m a history nerd

1920’s – The Roaring Twenties A time of economic boom, people living life to the fullest, most completely unaware of what is to come. 1930’s – The Great Depression The shiny bubble of false security pops.  Devastation.  Loss.  Pain. 1940’s – World War II Hard.  When is war easy?  Yet at the same time, a …

Protected: capsized

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what to bring? {I have no idea what I’m doing but I hope I’m ready}

Update:  The things we brought helped us make it through our China trip, but I didn’t bring enough!  I ended up making some stuff work I found in a Chinese pharmacy!  The people there were super helpful.  Since have Miss J, we realized her case of EB is more severe than we originally thought.  I …

when it rains…

When it rains, IT POURS! We found out today that our paperwork went from “Reviewed” to “Match Reviewed” today!  24 hours, y’all! We expected it to be less time than the Review wait, but that wait was 76 days long!  I had no expectation of it being 24 hours to move from one step to …

dreamy

Sometimes, I dream. Most of those dreams are “normal”,  as in, I can think back to what happened the day before and understand how my subconscious came up with the hodgepodge that occurred in my mind while I slept. Other times, I dream, and I wake up feeling different, because the dream was different. It’s …

Why International? Why China?

In the past 51 days, we’ve had a number of responses from people when they find out that we are adopting. Most folks are really excited.  Some are surprised.  Some react in ways I wouldn’t have foreseen. Yes, there are those people… the ones who immediately jump to “Why did you choose international when there …

#worththewait

Yeah.  I did just use a hash tag as the title of this post. #nothisisnotajoke 🙂 Enough of that though… When we went started our adoption process (50 days ago… but who’s counting?), I wanted to try to be as transparent and open about our experiences here on the ‘ol blog. What I have found …