Tagged with Dear Birthmother

They Came! They Went!

They Came! They Went!

A little after 1:00 this afternoon, the UPS guy (after rummaging in the back of his truck for a few minutes – I was on the verge of offering to help him, he took so long) met a very enthusiastic me at the front door with a surprisingly heavy box.  The contents: After a quick … Continue reading

The Beginning is Near!

The Beginning is Near!

Quick update: our Dear Birthparent letters were shipped yesterday via UPS Ground.  UPS estimates that it should take 5 days to get here to North Carolina from the printer, located close to Los Angeles.  If we get them in the mail on the same day, it’ll take another 5 days (approximately) to get copies to … Continue reading

Control + P: Print!

Control + P: Print!

If you also follow the Littlest Brooks-Livingston on Facebook, (please do!)  you already know our happy news from Wednesday: our file  (Dear Birthparent letter, the home study, all paperwork, all clearances, our IHeartAdoption site, everthing) was officially approved!  We are so excited to be finally NEARLY there! What we’re waiting on now is for the … Continue reading

A Glass Half-Empty Kind of Guy

A Glass Half-Empty Kind of Guy

*A* and I are an interesting balance – I bake the cheesecakes, she fixes the plumbing. I mow the yard, she turns herself into Julia Child on Sunday afternoons. I’m the worrier, she eagerly anticipates good things.  I’ve always described myself as a “realist,” (code for pessimist, I admit), she’s the sunny optimist.  It’s not … Continue reading

A Picture Worth 950 Words

A Picture Worth 950 Words

We’ve gotten the official go-ahead from our Dear Birthmother Letter editor to start the design process for the paper version of our precise 950-word letter (the electronic version will be on our iheartadoption.org website).  At our Weekend Intensive Workshop, we covered – in considerable detail – some of the IAC’s preferences / suggestions / recommendations / … Continue reading