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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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New Year: Personal Commitments and Not Resolutions

The book on 2015 has now come to a close and 2016 is well underway. In 2015, I chose to end out the year by completing a personal 25 days of gratitude challenge. I started to share with my readers, but frankly … Continue reading

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Day 4 – 25 Days of Gratitude

Today I am grateful for our ability to care for R’s Dad and have him live with us. Continue reading

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25 Days of Gratitude

It is officially December 1st and the official start to the holiday season.  Every year around this time, I begin to reflect on the last year and all of the great things that have happened. 2015 was a very good … 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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Crying on the street? No, there is something in my eye…

I’m currently in Toronto on business and took some time last night to wander the village. Tourist shot   As per usual it was all a buzz with action, people and the like. I like to get away and immerse … Continue reading

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Just Keep Swimming!

We have been moving along steadily in the Home Study process, truth be told, I am loving it.  Yes you read that correctly.  Prior to starting our adoption journey the Home Study was the part of the process that I … Continue reading

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First Home Study Meeting Down, Two to Go

Another step checked off our list! On Tuesday we had our first in-depth home study meeting.  We had read a lot about home studies, and about the SAFE home study process, but none of the information on the websites truly articulated … Continue reading

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