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International adoption on the decline?

I stumbled on an article about the drop in international adoption. When we first started out we first looked at international adoption because it seemed the 'sure thing'.  Now it seems that some countries are closing there doors. Or stricter rules are now in place contrary

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No news is good news… right?

When you are waiting to adopt your caseworker will give you monthly updates. When we first started out I heard from someone else going thru it that she opted out of these updates. I didn’t understand then why someone wouldn’t want to be updated regularly, any news is

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Cautiously pessimistic

With every day that goes by and every minute that ticks by you build a wall to keep yourself from getting too hopeful. Nothing is certain. There are no promises or 100% guarantee. Every day is a cautious step towards letting yourself hope and believe. I never have been on

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1..2…3…4 tell me that it’s our turn yet

Not to count but it's hard when you get a bill every month from the agency that counts for you. 4 months with our profile active. I guess looking back that seems fast. From the first day we lost our first baby to the difficult months that followed ...and finally to choosing

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oh the spinning

from the moment you go down the road towards adoption there is a feeling of loss on both parties involved. The hope is that out of the loss can spring some good for the parents and the little child in the center of it all. Some people turn to adoption as a way to just grow t

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the hardest choices don’t come easy

we all have choices to make and they all have consequences. Some are harder than others, yesterday I met two strong birthmothers that made the ultimate decision that would forever change there lives. Our agency uses the term 'woman in crisis', now I never quite understood th

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Advertisting

How much is too much information? In today's social media craze, tweet this and blog that, it seems anything goes. With adoption you walk a fine line between privacy and exposure. On the one hand you want to tell your story and get the word out - but - on the other you want

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Books to read

While waiting you start researching...you join blogs, facebook pages, support groups. Try to keep your mind busy as you wait, preparing your home and your mind for the dramatic change that can come at any minute. These are just a few books I have found while killing time.

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Poem

Adoption Network Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it

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Hesitation

I got my first hand me down piece of baby furniture. It's an odd feeling when I usually was the one looking in as others got their free baby stuff. Am I almost part of the 'in' crowd now? The free baby bassinet is still sitting in the trunk of the Mazda. It's like there is

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