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Ready for it

Ready for it

 On this Father’s Day, which did not turn out to be my first, it feels impossible to hide my longing to be a dad.  I’m happy for all those dads around me who are celebrating today.  And I wish my own dad a happy day, though I’m not there to celebrate with him.  Still, you … Continue reading

A Dream – A Little Bit of Something

A Dream – A Little Bit of Something

One morning this week as *A* and I were stumbling about our morning routines of getting ready for work, she said to me, “I had the most interesting dream last night.”  This is not unusual – *A* always seems to remember her dreams and talks about them the next morning.  (Whereas I might remember bits … Continue reading

About Us: Now Actually About Us!

About Us: Now Actually About Us!

It’s (almost) always cathartic to do some spring cleaning – more often than just the spring, and in more places than just your house!  One of the pages on The Littlest Brooks-Livingston, our “About Us” page, was a little lackluster and needed a boost. Borrowing an idea from a blogging friend (hope you don’t mind, Kristen!), I … Continue reading

My Open Letter to a Birth Father

My Open Letter to a Birth Father

Ever since  *A*  and I started the adoption process well over a year ago, I have felt inundated by personal stories, quotes, cautionary tales, and advice from and about women involved in some aspect of adoption.  Adoption books and blogs, parenting books, websites, personal blogs – you name it – they are primarily written by … Continue reading

“Gotcha Day”

“Gotcha Day”

In the world of adoption (in the U.S., anyway), there’s what seems to be a growing trend of celebrating “Gotcha” Day – the first day adoptive parents spend with their new child.  According to the Today Show, who has been spending significant time all this week during their broadcast focusing on issues related to adoption, “Gotcha” … Continue reading