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Summer Plans and Waiting

My dreams have been great lately, mostly positive adoption type dreams.  Some weird; like the other night I was waiting in the Thompson, MB airport with a lady with a chicken on her lap and I was flying somewhere to … Continue reading

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“At The End of the Day..”

“At the end of the day you’re another day older…”- Les Miserable.   It is a song that I usually save for completing housework, but today it made me think about the concept of age and parenting. When we entered our adoption … Continue reading

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Just Once?

Breathe.  Just breathe. No I am not quoting Faith Hill.  I decided to touch base with the adoption agency just to see how many times our file has been viewed by prospective birth parents.  Yes it has only been six … Continue reading

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Nourish Yourself and Your Relationship

It is hard to believe that we have arrived at the 6 month point since our approval for adoption placement; and nearly a year since we attended our first information session to begin our journey. I’ll admit that once I came to … Continue reading

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Day 2 – 25 Days of Gratitude

Today as I woke up at 5:30 am to let the dogs out for their morning ritual, I sat in the living room waiting for them to finish their business.  While sitting in the silence, I took a moment to reflect … Continue reading

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November- National Adoption Month

This is the first year that I have become aware of National Adoption Month.  In the past, November was the simply the month leading up to Christmas, the month to remember our Veterans… and now November has a special significance … Continue reading

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Measuring The Wait By Milestones

It has been a couple of weeks since I have done any blogging.  Truthfully you can write only so many “still waiting” blog entries. On Friday we attended the Adoption Options Conceiving Dreams Fundraising gala.  It was a really fun … Continue reading

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Think Outside the Box; No Thank You.. We Are Thinking “In The Box”

On Friday September 25th, we officially were declared approved for open adoption and our profile is now “in the box” to be presented to potential birth parents.  It was a fast journey, from the time of our first information session to … Continue reading

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On the Edge of the Box

For the last 6 months I have been so focused on working through the check list of items that we needed to complete in order to reach the point of approval.  At Adoption Options they refer to it as “in the box”. … Continue reading

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Managing the Achiever in Me

Yesterday we finished the last home study meeting.  This one took place in our home, and lasted the morning.  R’s Dad was met with for a one on one, as he will be living in the house and therefore must undergo … Continue reading

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