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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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Day 3 of 25 Days of Gratitude

I am grateful for amazing friends and for the gift of laughter. 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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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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What’s In A Name?

An iconic quote from Romeo and Juliet, but is it true when it comes to naming your baby? I will admit that I have been compiling potential baby names for years.  A little premature? Maybe.  However, I think the name you … Continue reading

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And the Marathon Begins…

Just over a week to go to start our Homestudy.  I’m actually really excited.  Initially I think everyone has some reservations or worry about the Homestudy component of the adoption process.  It involves a series of meetings with a social … Continue reading

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It’s a New Day…

To say that our two-day education session was an emotional rollercoaster would be an understatement.  We learned a lot, cried a bit and experienced a bit of a reality check.  We had several speakers that shared their adoption stories, which was … Continue reading

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