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National Adoption Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a yearly invitation to learn more about adoption, to support adoptive families and birthparents, and to raise awareness for foster children waiting to be adopted.  You know I’m nerdy, so I had to find out the origins of this month of recognition.  The history is pretty interesting. According to … Continue reading

Finding Community

Finding Community

*A* and I live quite a long way from Raleigh, where our adoption agency, the IAC, is based in North Carolina. Generally, living three hours away is not a big deal – we’ve made several trips for weekend events and other than trying to make our two crazy schedules work out, and of course, the … Continue reading

Imagination & Sweet Moon Baby

Imagination & Sweet Moon Baby

Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale Written by Karen Henry Clark, Illustrated by Patrice Barton Published in 2010 by Knopf, NY This is a short book, and for *A,* it was a fairly straightforward, sweet fairy tale.  For me, initially, it was fraught with difficulty.  Or perhaps, I was the one experiencing the difficulty.  Discussion … Continue reading

That was intense!

That was intense!

Turns out the “Weekend Intensive” was appropriately named.  We expected a lot of it: going over paperwork, asking questions, signing the contract–that kind of stuff.  There were a few things we didn’t expect–good things–all told, it was a really good experience. And we have a new mantra for where we are right now: ——————— We … Continue reading

A promise not to lurk…or at least, to lurk less

A promise not to lurk…or at least, to lurk less

In the last few weeks, I (*e*) have been doing entirely too much reading of other people’s adoption stories.  I admit freely that this lurking around to read about other people, most of whom are part of the same Open Adoption blogroll that we joined,  has started to become problematic, especially where we are, the starting line.  This … Continue reading