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to do

Within days of learning about Baby K, I started to generate a mental list of things we needed to do. (Said list has since made its way to an electronic form.) We had/have a lot of household projects, spring yard … Continue reading

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Today marks 23 months on the wait list. [Source] Let’s revisit the listĀ of things I wanted to do before receiving a referral (posted 3 months ago): Research international adoption clinics so we have someone ready to review medical information in … Continue reading

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We hear that kids come with lots of stuff. LOTS and LOTS of stuff. Ideally, we should have somewhere to put said stuff. Or, most of it anyway. So, with the goal of having places to put kid stuff in … Continue reading

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a tale of two weekends

Weekend #1 – Mine I made plans several weeks ago to spend this weekend visiting my grandmother in Hammond, Indiana. Although she is 96 years old, she still lives in her home of 60+ years on her own, with helpers … Continue reading

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Today marks 20 months on the wait list. There was a time when we never thought we’d see this day, but it’s okay. We’re still here, waiting, and it is what it is. A few referrals went out this past … Continue reading

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moving right along

Thank you to all who offered words of support and comfort on my last post. One reason I felt compelled to share my meltdown was because I know others out there have times like that, too. And that you get … Continue reading

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